AAP-Centre power tussle: Kejriwal hails SC verdict

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal - AFP/File

New Delhi: A five-judge bench in the Supreme Court, headed by CJI Dipak Misra, ruled that the Lieutenant Governor cannot interfere with policy decisions taken by the AAP government. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed the decision saying, the “faith in judiciary was restored”.

The bench stated that Delhi could not be granted “full statehood”, and gave the verdict that the elected government could make rules on all subjects in the concurrent list, and subjects in the state list, barring three – law, police and public order.

In the historical verdict, SC ruled that elected government has more rights and it doesn’t need to take permission from Lt. Governor.

The court order came as a big relief to Arvind Kejriwal and his government while it came as a big jolt to Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

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