The supreme court ruled that the LG cannot act independently and must seek the advise of the council of ministers
Deexa Khanduri | July 4, 2018 | Delhi
Ending the tussle between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, the supreme court on Wednesday ruled that the LG cannot act independently and must seek the advise of the council of ministers. The SC said that the matters of land, law, and police don’t come under the Delhi government. Apart from these three areas, “Executive powers to be exercised by the elected government. The government of National Capital Territory should be allowed to make laws and lieutenant governor should not mechanically refer the matters to president.”
A five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra delivered the verdict on the Delhi government’s appeal challenging the August 2016 high court judgment holding the LG as the administrative head of the capital.
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