Delhi CM vs L-G reaction HIGHLIGHTS: The five-judge bench headed by CJI Misra said that the L-G cannot act as an obstructionist and can refer issues to the President only in exceptional matters and not as a general rule.
Two officials, including a forest officer, were brutally thrashed by five to seven assailants with sticks and sharp-edged weapons on the night of June 18 when they intercepted a tractor-trolley near Seonk village in Mohali.
BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said that the daylight attacks had exposed Congress government’s patronage to the sand mafia.
Additional Director General of Police (Security) R N Dhoke said IG (security) S K Singh would probe the role and conduct of the gunmen and submit a report. Dhoke said he had watched the video.
Accusing the Congress government in the state for failing to protect opposition MLAs, Khaira said they will try to meet Punjab Governor on Friday over the issue and if need be they will “confront the CM face to face”.
“Khaira has been misunderstood on this issue and his words are being twisted. Whoever is criticising him within his party cannot see him at the post of Leader of Opposition,” Bains said.
Khaira, however, told a press conference in Jalandhar that even though he was not a supporter of “Referendum 2020”, there was a consistent policy of discrimination, persecution and bias of successive governments at the Centre towards the Sikhs.
During their sit-in at the L-G office, Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues were quite active on social media, with the chief minister retweeting around 55 tweets in 13 hours since morning.
BJP’s defeat in Kairana by-polls on Thursday had ignited hopes of a united opposition, however Maken being involved in an online spur with AAP leader Dilip Pandey underlined the difficulties in stitching such an alliance in the capital.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by former AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny alleging that persons living in the slum cluster were burning wires to extract copper during the midnight hours leading to air pollution.
Sources said police have prepared a list of about 45 questions which they are going to ask the Chief Minister, including why he called Prakash for a meeting so late at night, and whether he has called such a late-night meeting in the past.
The Election Commission has directed the 20 Delhi lawmakers to appear in person or through their legal representatives at 3.00 pm on May 17 for “oral hearing”.
Setting aside the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, the Delhi High Court Friday said the Election Commission recommendation in the office-of-profit case was “bad in law”, “vitiated” and failed to “comply with the principles of natural justice”.
Ajay Maken tweeted, “We will fight it out in the Election Commission again as these 20 MLAs have enjoyed perks. HC has not disputed or denied this. The HC has just asked ECI to look at it again in the light of natural justice!”
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