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SC refuses to stay Delhi HC verdict declaring LG Jung administrator of Delhi

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

On 9 September, the Supreme Court refused to stay the verdict delivered by the Delhi High Court on 4 August, declaring Delhi a Union and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) its administrative captain.

The Aam Aadmi Party, however, put up a brave face and said that the Supreme Court's decision should not be treated as a setback, and that the party has its full faith in the judiciary.

"Terming it as a setback would be wrong as Supreme Court has listed the matter for further hearing and also said that it may consider sending the petitions to a larger bench. The party has full faith on the judicial proceedings," AAP Delhi Convenor Dilip Pandey said.

The Delhi government has filed six appeals challenging the HC judgement that held the Lieutenant Governor (LG) as the administrative head of the national capital. SC today sought response from the Centre on these.

However, the SC refused to stay the operation of 4 August verdict of the high court and said it would rather list the matter for final hearing on 15 November. The bench said it may consider referring the petitions to a larger bench after hearing arguments.

The bench also did not agree with the contention that the decision of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to set up a three-member committee to look into the past decisions of the Delhi government should be stayed.


First published: 9 September 2016, 4:45 IST