Take steps to end political deadlock in Delhi: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to clear its stand on Delhi Assembly which is currently in suspended animation.

By Tarun Khanna | Updated: Aug 05, 2014, 16:30 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to clear its stand on Delhi Assembly which is currently in suspended animation.

The Constitutional Bench of the apex court, headed by Justice HL Dattu, said that the Centre needs to be more specific about its endeavours to form government in Delhi. It further asked the competent authority to take decision on dissolving Delhi Assembly within a reasonable time.

“Should the MLAs elected by the public sit idle at home? And for how long people will continue to suffer?” the apex court questioned.

Meanwhile, the SC has adjourned the hearing for five weeks and hopes that appropriate authority will take decision within this period.

The petition to dissolve the Delhi Assembly so that fresh elections could be held was filed by Aam Aadmi Party`s convenor Arvind Kejriwal.

Hoping to put behind its disappointing performance in recent Lok Sabha polls, the AAP on Sunday virtually kick-started its campaign to regain lost ground with a rally in the city where the party threatened to launch a door-to-door campaign if the assembly was not dissolved within a week to pave the way for fresh election.

Addressing a rally at Jantar Mantar - the popular protest hotspot in the heart of Delhi - Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal attacked the BJP government at the Centre for "not allowing" dissolution of Delhi Assembly as the party was "not ready to face the electorate" in the city.

(With PTI inputs)