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AAP govt, Opposition spar over SC verdict in Delhi Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today thanked the for its "historic" verdict which ended the "obstructionist" role of and the "manipulations" of opposition by empowering the elected representatives of people.

Speaking during the Monsoon session of the Assembly, was referring to the July 4 verdict of the apex court which held that

did not have independent decision-making powers, and was bound to act on the aid and advice of the

Sisodia said several months were "wasted" as important proposals of the government, including educational loans, mohalla clinics, patient welfare committees and were delayed due to the "obstructionist role" of the L-G.

"With its clear verdict on aid and advise provision and powers of elected government on subjects barring three reserved entries, the apex court also did away with any scope of manipulation by opposition," he said during a discussion in the House on the Supreme Court's verdict on powers of the elected government in

The senior also slammed the BJP legislators, saying the opposition was "master of manipulation".

However, of Opposition Vijender Gupta hit out at the government for "misinterpreting" the apex court verdict.

"The verdict of (August 4, 2016) specifically upheld the Centre's notification of May 21, 2015 that the L-G will discharge the Union's 'functions'........in respect of services.

"The did not rule on this notification and the powers conferred on L-G under Article 239AA of the Constitution are operative," he argued.

The matter that includes transfers and postings of officials continues to be a bone of contention between the government and of Delhi.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:50 IST
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