The Supreme Court will most probably hear Aam Aadmi Party government’s plea, which will be challenging the high court order of holding that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the national capital territory.
The AAP government, which is led by Arvind Kejriwal, has said that the HC order “undermined” the powers of the council of ministers, which is given by the Constitution.
Arvind Kejriwal & Najeeb Jung
This came as a huge setback for Kejriwal Government, when the High Court had held that the LG is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory and that the AAP Government’s contention that he is bound to act on the advice of Council of Ministers was “without substance”.
After the HC order, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday has set up a three-member panel to further study the irregularities in over 400 files of the Delhi government. CM Kejriwal called it the “witch hunting”.
Kejriwal has also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to destroy the capital through the Lt Governor.