Don't be selective, accept SC verdict in letter and spirit: Kejriwal to LG

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to Lt governor Anil Baijal wondering how he can be "selective" in accepting the Supreme Court judgement on power tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre.

In the letter, Kejriwal urged Baijal to implement the apex court's order in letter and spirit and asserted that the Ministry of Home Affairs does not have powers to interpret the order.

He also urged the L-G to approach the Supreme Court immediately for clarification, in case of any confusion while saying "but kindly don't violate the order of the apex court".

"But how can you be selective in accepting the judgement? Either you should take a position that all the matters now would be placed before regular bench and therefore, you would not implement any part of the order. Or you should accept the whole order and implement it.

"How can you say that you will accept this para of the order but not accept that para of the same order?" Kejriwal said in his letter.

The chief minister on Monday approved the 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana' -- a scheme to enable 1,100 senior citizens from each Assembly constituency in Delhi to undertake free pilgrimage -- overuling all objections raised by the L-G.

"Mukhyamantri teerth yatra yojana approved. All objections overruled..." Kejriwal tweeted.

The chief minister had last Friday told reporters that the lieutenant governor does not...

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