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AAP Govt seek SC’s help over Centre-Delhi power tussle

'Virtual paralysis' because of fight over jurisdiction says Kejriwal government

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 1 2016 3:35PM | Updated Date: Jul 1 2016 4:29PM

AAP Govt seek SC’s help over Centre-Delhi power tussle

The Arvind Kejriwal government is in a continuous battle with the Centre over who should run the state. AAP government now has gone to the Supreme Court. The top court will hear the case on Monday.

 
Indira Jaising, Delhi government's lawyer told the court that there has been a "virtual paralysis" in the capital because of the fight over authority and the court should decide whether Delhi is a state or not.
 
Delhi only has partial statehood, which means that important subjects like policing and land are still controlled by the central government on which AAP government wants full authority. 
 
Since they came to power last year, AAP has fought with the Centre and its representative the Lieutenant Governor on key appointments.
 
AAP says the Lieutenant Governor cannot ignore an elected government and also alleges that with just three lawmakers in Delhi - the other 67 belong to AAP. A step further spokesperson of the party also said that the Central government wants to control the capital.