Above: Delhi LG Anil Baijal. Photo: UNI
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, agreed to look into the Delhi government’s contention that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cannot be the supreme head of the administration in Delhi and the elected government has some substantial powers too.
This is challenging the high court order which said that the LG is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory.
Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the Delhi government, mentioned the case in front of the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud. The bench said: “We will post it and consider setting up of the bench.”
Subramanium reminded the bench that a two-judge bench had earlier referred the appeals to a constitution bench. That bench, reminded Subramanium, had commented: “…this is a very difficult and complicated problem. However we will do it”.
—India Legal Bureau