The Supreme Court, in its verdict, on Wednesday said that the L-G has no independent decision-making power and that he is bound to act on the advice of the cabinet. Adding that Delhi cannot be granted full statehood, the five-judge bench headed by CJI Misra said that both the state and the Union must act in harmony and enjoy a healthy relationship. “Neither state or LG souls feel they are lionised but realise they are serving Constitutional obligations,” the bench said in its verdict.
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Accusing L-G of making a “mockery of democracy”, the Kejriwal government had taken the stand that the Chief Minister and the council of ministers had the power to make laws as well as the executive authority to enforce the enacted statutes. The state government also accused the L-G of sitting on files.
Meanwhile, the Central government, taking notice of the recent spate of mob violence incidents in the country, has sent a letter to the WhatsApp senior management calling for “necessary remedial measures” and “immediate action” against the misinformation circulating on its platform in India. Representatives of social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, sources said, will also be called for a meeting to be convened soon by the Home Ministry.