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Delhi Govt urges SC to set up constitution bench to hear pleas on LG's powers

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The (AAP) today moved the Supreme seeking setting up of a constitution bench to decide its appeal against the High Court's order that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of

The Government's lawyer Gopal Subramanian mentioned the matter before the apex bench headed by Chief Justice of Jagdish Singh Khehar.

In an earlier hearing, the Supreme had said the Delhi and the Lieutenant Governor can carry on with their 'Mahabharat' as long as they want but the people cannot be made to suffer due to their fight.

After looking at the matter for more than five months, a two judge bench of the Supreme Court had on February 15 referred to a constitution bench all petitions pertaining to power between the Delhi and the Centre.

The High Court said that Delhi is a Union Territory and the administrative powers of the Lieutenant Governor continue to be the supreme.

The Government had challenged the August 4, 2016, judgment of the Delhi High Court that declared the Lieutenant Governor as the "administrative head" and ruled that he is not bound by the advice of the Council of Ministers.

The Centre had also been demanding that the matter should be referred to a constitution bench.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 17:42 IST