How can you be selective in accepting SC verdict: Kejriwal to LG

How can you be selective in accepting SC verdict: Kejriwal to LG

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to Lt Governor Anil Baijal questioning about the latter's partial acceptance of the Supreme Court's landmark verdict. The top court had last week clipped the power of the L-G and set a clear message in the power struggle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Centre over control of the Delhi government.

"I am glad that you have agreed with Para 277 (xxi) of the judgement of Supreme Court, which says that concurrence of LG is not required. However, you refuse to implement Para 277 (xiv), (xv) and (xvi) of the same judgement, which says that the executive powers of Central government are limited to 3 subjects only. But how can you be selective in accepting the judgement?," Kejriwal wrote in his letter.

"In your support you have relied upon the last Para 278 of the judgement, which says that 'Matters be placed before the appropriate regular bench'," the Chief Minister added.

In a table, Kejriwal mentioned which paras of the order the L-G is willing to accept while which are the ones he rejected. Kejriwal, in his letter, further urged the L-G to fully implement the orders of the top court.

The letter comes a week after the Supreme Court's landmark judgement in which the government introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making the chief minister the approving authority.

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