Centre Vs Kejriwal: SC to hear plea on Delhi govt's 'powers' tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear a plea moved by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on interpretation of Article 239 AA related to Delhi government's power on Tuesday.

Updated: Jul 04, 2016, 14:14 PM IST
Centre Vs Kejriwal: SC to hear plea on Delhi govt's 'powers' tomorrow

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea moved by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on interpretation of Article 239 AA related to Delhi government's power on Tuesday.

The apex court posted the matter for hearing tomorrow as Justice JS Khehar recused himself from hearing the plea.

Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government had filed the plea in the Supreme over its alleged power tussle with the Centre.

 

 

Supreme Court had on Friday agreed to hear AAP government’s petition on interpretation of Article 239 AA.

The Article 239 AA is about the power of Delhi government.

Representing Delhi government, lawyer Indira Jaising told the Supreme Court that there has been a “virtual paralysis” in Delhi because of the fight over jurisdiction.

 

 

The apex court agrees to hear AAP government’s plea seeking to restrain the Delhi High Court from giving verdict in a case relating to Delhi government’s powers under Constitution, however it said that it will not stay pronouncement of judgement by the court lower court.

Since Delhi doesn’t have a full statehood, key decisions cannot be taken by state government without consent of the Centre.

Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has locked horn against Centre over jurisdiction of power. Kejriwal has been accusing Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of being puppet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.