Delhi Govt. vs LG: SC to continue hearing against Delhi HC’s order

New Delhi [India], Feb. 2 : The Supreme Court on Thursday will continue the hearing over the plea filed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government against the Delhi High Court's order, which said the Lieutenant Governor was not bound by the Delhi government's aid and advice.

Earlier in the week, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal told the apex court that it was not seeking full statehood for Delhi but more administrative powers.

The AAP Government had knocked the doors of the apex court challenging the High Court's order, which had said that the Lieutenant Governor is the administration head of the government of NCT.

The Delhi government on August 5 informed the apex court that it would file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the Delhi High Court verdict that erased all doubts over Delhi's status as a Union Territory.

Putting a break to the ongoing turf war between Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the reins of the capital, the Delhi High Court had earlier declared that the LG is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory and that the latter is not required to act on the advice of the Delhi Cabinet.

Source: ANI