No Statehood For Delhi – SC Announces

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

No Statehood For Delhi – SC Announces

Following the case filed relating to the powers of the Lieutenant Governor (LG), who are dominating in the Union Territories, the Supreme Court read out its judgment. Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that Lieutenant Governor couldn’t act independently unless the law specifies and he or she could not be an obstructionist too. Lieutenant Governor can’t take all the matters to the President. The National Capital Delhi could not have the complete statehood, said Dipak. He also said that the states should work with the central government to have a healthy relationship ever. The Top Court also said that the LG should respect the people elected by the citizens of India. The judges said that LG is not superior to the state government and should not interfere in all the matters and the state ministry need not get the consent of the LG in all the matters but could just inform the decision taken. On hearing the verdict, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “A big victory for the people of Delhi...a big victory for democracy...”