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Delhi Govt. seeks setting of five-judge constitution bench on issue of admin head

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Tuesday sought an early hearing in the Supreme of setting up of five-judge constitution bench to decide the issue whether the Lieutenant Governor is the administration head of it or not.

The Supreme today assured the Aam Aadmi Party-led that it would consider setting up a five-judge constitution bench to decide its batch of appeals challenging the high verdict holding the Lt. Governor administrative head of the capital territory.

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Monday expressed surprise over chief minister Kejriwal's complaint that he and his ministers were "kept in dark" about the work done on resolving the city's traffic bottlenecks.

The chief minister had on July 6 written a letter to Baijal stating that he and his Cabinet colleagues were not aware of the constitution of six task forces by the to deal with traffic congestion in the city.

In his letter to the chief minister, Baijal cited several meetings attended by PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and secretary to transport minister on the issue.

"The lieutenant-governor expressed surprise that the CM and his ministers did not have any knowledge of the issue, despite so much work been done in the last six months with the minister (Mr Jain) attending the meetings or being informed from time to time, and the issue itself getting so much of media coverage," the L-G office said in a statement.

He said the statement (CM's July 6 letter) about the elected being kept in dark did not appear to be based on facts.

"In today's letter, the chief minister was informed by the that minutes of the very first meeting he chaired to review submission of the six task forces on March 28 was endorsed to the secretary to minister (Transport)," the L-G office's statement said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 13:57 IST