A bench led by Justice A K Sikri also asked the Delhi High Court not to be influenced by the May 25 order by the single bench of HC
The move comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Centre was treating ‘Delhi like an experiment’.
Arvind Kejriwal may be sending separate letters to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Bihar’s Nitish Kumar.
The tussle between Jung and the Kejriwal government started over the appointment of senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting chief secretary on May 15.
Centre challenged Delhi High Court’s order that termed as “suspect” a notification of Union Home Ministry barring the Anti-corruption Branch from acting against its officials.
A resolution to reject Centre’s notification giving more powers to Lt Governor was passed in Delhi assembly through voice vote on Wednesday.
The high court has spoken. But Delhi’s crisis will not end till its chief minister and LG talk it out.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said issuance of the notification was an “insult” to the “biggest mandate” the people of Delhi had given in the assembly polls.
Kejriwal apprised Jung of the High Court ruling about the powers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and his views on the issue, sources said.
BJP President Amit Shah sought to de-escalate the confrontation, saying Modi dispensation was never in a conflict with AAP government.
Yadav added that to attain the justified goal, one needed to have political prudence, legal preparedness and patience.
Kejriwal said he knew completely ending corruption might not be possible, but in the past 100 days, “we have greatly reduced” corruption.
Congratulates people on High Court order on ‘dictatorial’ notification against his elected govt.
The HC’s observations come at a time when the AAP government in Delhi is considering challenging the Union Home Ministry’s recent notification in court.
Centre’s bid to give Delhi LG power on appointments of officers is misplaced.