Kejriwal vs Lt. Governor : SC is today expected to pronounce its verdict

Petitions seeking a clarification on its July 2018 judgment spelling out the powers of the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor.  Supreme Court is today expected to pronounce its verdict.

Verdict had overturned an August 2016 high court judgment contending that as Delhi was a Union territory, all its powers lie with the centre and not the city government.

Lawyers representing the Aam Aadmi Party administration had told the court that ambiguities remained in dealing with administrative matters of the national capital in spite of the previous judgment delivered by a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

On November 1, a bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had concluded hearing petitions challenging notifications issued by the Arvind Kejriwal government in the wake of the top court verdict.

Aam Aadmi Party government maintains that it has little say in the national capital’s governance despite being voted to power by its people. Until last year, it was seeking full statehood for Delhi.

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