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SC may set up constitution bench to hear AAP-LG row

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme on Monday said that it may set up a constitution bench to hear the appeal of Delhi's challenging High verdict holding that Lt. Governor had the primacy in the administration of the national capital.

A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that a constitution bench may be set-up when reopens after summer vacations after senior counsel Gopal Subramaniam, appearing for the Aam Aadmi Party government, urged the to hear the matter early.

The bench of Justice A.K.Sikri and Justice R.K. Agrawal had on February 15 referred to the constitution bench a batch of petitions filed by the over conflict with the Union over the powers of the elected to administer the national capital.

While not framing the questions to be adjudicated by the constitution Bench, the had asked the Union and the Arvind Kejriwal to argue their respective cases before the larger bench.

The government, through a clutch of petitions, has challenged the high verdict, contending that the elected can't be treated subservient to an overriding authority of the Lt. Governor. The hearing by the two judge bench of the government's appeals had also seen the favouring a balance in the exercise of powers by the and the Lt. Governor for good governance.

was given an assembly and an elected through Article 239-AA incorporated in the Constitution by the 69th amendment in 1991. --IANS


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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 23:08 IST