The leader of opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly today approached the high court seeking to quash a resolution passed in the House directing the AAP government to present a status report on files which have been delayed or blocked by the LG office.
The plea is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow before Justice Rajiv Shakhdher.
The joint plea has been filed by Gupta and BJP MLAs Om Prakash Sharma, Jagdish Pradhan and Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
On March 26, the Delhi Assembly passed a resolution directing the AAP government to present a "status report" on files which have been "delayed or blocked" by the office of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
The resolution, moved by AAP MLA Sourabh Bharadwaj, stated that the report should list the files which have been "delayed or blocked" by the LG office.
The plea sought direction to the "Speaker of the Delhi Assembly not to allow the proceeding to the extent which reflects the conduct of the Lt. Governor as distinct from the government and quash the ruling of April 6".
The plea claimed that "such resolution is also in violation of Rule 264 (f) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It clearly states that a member while speaking shall not reflect upon the conduct of any governor."
It said that the opposition cannot allow the illegality to take place in the Legislative Assembly being stakeholders in ensuring the repute and majesty of the institution in general.
"The Lieutenant Governor is also intimated about the 'Outcome Report of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor'; on April 6, 2018 as the LG is not even consulted while preparing this report nor a copy is supplied to him," it said.
According to the resolution, there have been several media reports as well as the Budget speech of Sisodia last week that mentioned "the role of the L-G's office for delay and roadblocks in effective execution of projects" of the elected government of Delhi.
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