Don’t need lessons in constitutional law from anyone: SG hits out at Kejriwal & Co

Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran said that Kejriwal's strong reaction against his legal opinion had surprised him.

New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2014 1:59 am
Kejriwal raised questions on how the Lt Governor had sought comments from Parasaran on the bill that was sent to him only last evening. Kejriwal raised questions on how the Lt Governor had sought comments from Parasaran on the bill that was sent to him only last evening.

Saying that he does not need anyone in the Delhi government to teach him constitutional law, Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran Friday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to first read the legal opinion he has given Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on the proposed Janlokpal Bill and then find fault with it. “I have not read the chief minister’s letter to the Lt-Governor. But, from what I have seen in the media, my only question is that why are they shooting the messenger? I don’t need lessons in constitutional law from anyone in the Delhi government. My unsolicited advice to them is to first read my opinion and then find fault with it,” Parasaran told The Indian Express. Asked if the strong reaction by Kejriwal against his legal opinion had surprised him, the lawyer said: “Yes. I am certainly surprised. Because I have only reiterated legal position backed by Supreme Court judgments. I have myself said in the opinion that the Bill which is to proposed to be presented before the legislative Assembly has not been seen by me. “But I have not commented on the constitutionality of the Bill or said that the government can’t introduce it for discussion and passage. All that I have said is that there is procedure that has to be followed if they really want to achieve the purpose without falling foul of the constitution. Whatever I have said is in response to the two questions raised by the Lt.-Governor.” Asked if he agreed with the assertion of the chief minister, in his letter to the LG, that there was no constitutional requirement to seek the approval of the Centre before introducing a Bill in the Assembly and that such a requirement was necessitated only under an “unconstitutional” order issued by the Union home ministry, Parasaran replied in the negative. “Let them challenge that order in court. Merely saying that such an order is illegal or unconstitutional has no meaning,” he said.

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First Published on: February 7, 2014 11:25 pm
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    Indus
    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:40 am
    kejriwal is not used to hear any advice from learned men. his advisers are autowallahs and Bharthi like people. shame on the nation and shame on the Delhites to have elected such an immature person for the top job
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      Indus
      Feb 8, 2014 at 2:40 am
      kejriwal is not used to hear any advice from learned men. his advisers are autowallahs and Bharthi like people. shame on the nation and shame on the Delhites to have elected such an immature person for the top job
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        Raju Gupta
        Feb 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm
        AK bada wala chu*** hai...hahaha
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          Raju Gupta
          Feb 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm
          AK bada wala chu*** hai...hahaha
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            Bakumbai
            Feb 8, 2014 at 1:44 am
            Kejriwal is becoming a hate figure. Now that the educated middle cl is disillusioned, he is now targeting Auto drivers votes.
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              Bakumbai
              Feb 8, 2014 at 1:44 am
              Kejriwal is becoming a hate figure. Now that the educated middle cl is disillusioned, he is now targeting Auto drivers votes.
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                bhaskarmittal
                Feb 8, 2014 at 9:01 am
                Rise up Kejriwal. We are against these corrupt politicians.
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                  bhaskarmittal
                  Feb 8, 2014 at 9:01 am
                  Rise up Kejriwal. We are against these corrupt politicians.
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                    Bolefatafat
                    Feb 8, 2014 at 4:17 am
                    Kejriwal has failed to note the peculiarities of National Capital Territory Delhi's embly and its limited powers to make laws!Hence, he has mocked at Lokpal &Lokayuktas Act ped by parliament as "powerless' and his own Janlokpal Bill as more stringent!Since his bill appears 'prim facie' as "repugnanat to Parliament ped Act" an unenviable situation is sure to emerge! To avoid it LG has carried out his "consutional duty",which Kejriwal has not seen in proper light!
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                      Bolefatafat
                      Feb 8, 2014 at 4:17 am
                      Kejriwal has failed to note the peculiarities of National Capital Territory Delhi's embly and its limited powers to make laws!Hence, he has mocked at Lokpal &Lokayuktas Act ped by parliament as "powerless' and his own Janlokpal Bill as more stringent!Since his bill appears 'prim facie' as "repugnanat to Parliament ped Act" an unenviable situation is sure to emerge! To avoid it LG has carried out his "consutional duty",which Kejriwal has not seen in proper light!
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                        salman
                        Feb 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm
                        he does not need any advicebcoz he is the new GOD...nautanki GOD.......
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                          salman
                          Feb 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm
                          he does not need any advicebcoz he is the new GOD...nautanki GOD.......
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                            Anand
                            Feb 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm
                            Somebody's ego got hurt... ;)
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                              Anand
                              Feb 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm
                              Somebody's ego got hurt... ;)
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                                Zulu
                                Feb 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm
                                The so called order of Union Home Ministy which is if inconsistent with the the existing Act which empowers the Delhi Legislative to make/enact laws, certainly can not overide the later and the former would be declared illegal and quashed by the Court...so the presnt action by the Delhi Goernement byping the so called Home Ministry order appears to be saving time to enace the law for betterment of tomorrow's India everybiody dream for.
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                                  Zulu
                                  Feb 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm
                                  The so called order of Union Home Ministy which is if inconsistent with the the existing Act which empowers the Delhi Legislative to make/enact laws, certainly can not overide the later and the former would be declared illegal and quashed by the Court...so the presnt action by the Delhi Goernement byping the so called Home Ministry order appears to be saving time to enace the law for betterment of tomorrow's India everybiody dream for.
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