Ruling on the power war between the elected governments of Delhi and Maharashtra versus their centrally-appointed governors, the Supreme Court has sought to bind and shackle the Delhi Durbar’s autocrats with the chains of the Constitution.
The Delhi High Court recently pointed out that the forest cover in Delhi is reducing drastically. The bench asked the additional solicitor general to personally look into the matter and also the status of pending cases in the Supreme Court on similar issues.
As the centre jostles for supremacy with the Delhi government, the Supreme Court’s stand has been that capturing the powers of an elected government by indirect means is a violation of the concept of federalism.
The Delhi Municipal Corporation went to AAP, before an oddity cropped up, which showed that a BJP corporator can become the mayor of an AAP-majority council. Cross-voting loomed large, with the anti-defection law not applicable.
The “red light on, gaadi off” campaign of the Delhi government has hit a hurdle with the L-G raising objections to it. This is despite such campaigns running successfully in other countries to reduce vehicular pollution.