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The tussle between the Delhi government and the Center continues. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has given a big decision on Friday. He said that he will not hear the matter of ‘political fight’ between the Delhi government and the Centre. He will back down from these matters. will only hear constitutional issues relating to control of services in the national capital.
A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli termed it “unnecessary” to bring the political field to the court. Also refused to participate in it. The Supreme Court made it clear that it will not ask the Center to respond to the affidavit filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Delhi government made this allegation
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Delhi government, said that the matter is before the Constitution Bench. We have filed an affidavit to show paralysis in the administration. Today no bureaucrat is answering the call of the ministers. He said that he was only bringing certain facts to the notice of the court. The bench took note of Sisodia’s affidavit that it has been filed when the matter is already fixed for hearing, taking cognizance of sharp opposition from Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Center in the matter.
Will let the Constitution Bench take up the matter
The law officer said that this is a very wrong practice. This affidavit shows political propaganda and was shared with the press before it was filed. Jain said it was a complete abuse of process of law and furthermore in the affidavit the Center has been asked to file a reply within a week. “We will not seek answers now, otherwise people will start filing affidavits by the last date. We will put the petitions on hold for now and let the Constitution Bench take up the matter.
hearing on 24 November
A 5-judge constitution bench will hear on November 24 the legal issue relating to the scope of legislative and executive powers of the Center and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on control of services in the national capital. Manish Sisodia said in the affidavit that the Supreme Court has been told that Lt Governor VK Saxena has “destroyed” governance in Delhi by encouraging “obstacles of civil servants” towards the elected government.
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Story first published: Friday, November 11, 2022, 22:46 [IST]