A petition against holding the Assembly session outside was withdrawn from the Delhi High Court after Aam Aadmi Party member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the court that the government has yet to advise the Lieutenant Governor to shift the venue.
“The plea is premature as no decision has been taken on the issue,” said Bhushan. The government also said that a final decision to change the venue will be taken by the L-G after the Janlokapl Bill is introduced in the assembly and the date for discussion on the bill is decided by the assembly
The four-day session of the Delhi Assembly is being convened to pass the Janlokpal and Swaraj Bills. The AAP government has announced plans to hold the last day of the session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium.
The High Court bench of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Siddarth Mridul allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea which can be filed again if needed. The court also commented that there is a need to define reasons for shifting the venue and that the court can review the decision.
DDC vice-chairperson Ashish Khetan said, “As of today he does not hold the charge anymore.”