Delhi: The Delhi tug of war is now set to be fought in courts. Just a day after the Centre challenged the Delhi High court order favouring the elected govt in the Delhi CM-LG tussle, the Delhi govt too has challenged the Home Ministry notification on the Lt Governor’s writ in the High Court.Both cases will be heard today.
Reports say that the MHA will argue that the observations of the High Court were made without hearing the ministry completely.A Special Leave Petition (SLP) was filed in the registry of the apex court on Wednesday evening challenging the High Court, which was hearing the bail application of a Delhi Police constable arrested by the ACB of Delhi government on bribery charges.
The MHA will argue that the Delhi High Court passed the judgement and made observations and remarks on the notification without hearing its view.
A report said that the petition in the Supreme Court also claimed that the Delhi High Court “went outside its jurisdiction to comment about the legality of the notification and the extent of the Lieutenant-Governor’s constitutional powers.”The MHA will argue that the high court had encroached on matters of central government policy based on a bail application.Details of the petition filed claim that the high court’s remarks on the notification had introduced ‘total uncertainty’ in LG-AAP ties, made everyday administration difficult.
Delhi LG Najeeb Jung met the Union home Secretary after the Delhi assembly passed a resoluion against the notification of the Union Home Ministry. Although the LG refused to comment, it is believed the meeting was to discuss various aspects of the current scenario.As of now it clearly seems as if the row between the two which began with the posting of Shakuntla Gamlin as chief secretary will finally be resolved in court.