BJP welcomes Delhi HC verdict on AAP government
Lauding the Delhi High Court verdict on the legal tussle between the Delhi government and the central government, the BJP said that the AAP government cannot supersede constitutional provisions and rule like anarchists.
The Delhi High Court ruled that the Lt.-Governor is not bound by the aid and advice of the Delhi Government’s council of ministers.
“The High Court’s decision is correct because they were not following the constitutional provisions in Delhi. They were superseding the constitutional provisions, which is unconstitutional,” Delhi BJP unit chief Satish Upadhyay said.
The court further added that that Delhi government notifications must be issued after consulting the LG.
“The court has made it clear to them that they have to govern Delhi under the constitutional provisions,” the BJP leader said, adding, “The role of a LG and Chief Minister is defined in the Constitution for an Union Territory.”
In a major setback for the Kejriwal and AAP government, the court also added that the that Anti-Corruption Branch cannot initiate investigation against Central government officials.
The court’s judgement came on nine different petitions arising out of the spat between the LG and Delhi’s AAP government over the power to appoint bureaucrats in the national capital and other issues.