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Review petition against dismissed order on subsidies rejected by Delhi HC

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today rejected a review petition of an order that dismissed a PIL challenging the water and power subsidies by the Delhi government.

A divisional bench of the Delhi HC comprising the Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan stated that there is no substance in the review petition and there is no error in the High Court’s earlier order that dismissed the said PIL and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner.

The Review petition has been filed by Shailendra Kumar Singh with regards to the order of the High Court in a PIL filed by him against the subsidies being provided by the Delhi government.

Earlier on July 28, the bench dismissed the PIL imposing a cost of Rs 25,000 on Mr. Singh stating that the water and the power subsidies given by the Delhi Government are as per its policy decisions based on the current situation of the Society.

Whereas, the PIL alleged that free subsidies are an infringement of the fundamental right of equality of citizens of India and violate the constitutional view of the welfare state.

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However, the bench stated that the reasons for dismissing the review petition will be mentioned in the order. 

– India Legal Bureau

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