SC to hear Delhi government’s plea on Sep 9

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will hear the plea of the Delhi government challenging the Delhi High Court’s decision on the power and position of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on September 9.

The Kejriwal government had challenged the Delhi High Court verdict that Lt. Governor was the administrative head and had the final word in the governance of the national capital of Delhi.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud set the date for hearing the plea that the Lt. Governor was obliged to act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers after senior counsel Gopal Subramaniam mentioned the matter for an early hearing on Monday.

The Kejriwal government had moved six petitions between August 31 and September 2 challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict.

–IANS

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