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BJP MLAs move HC to quash resolution passed by Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The of opposition in the Legislative Assembly today approached the high court seeking to quash a resolution passed in the House directing the 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

The petition filed by of Opposition and BJP MLA Vijender Gupta also sought quashing of the outcome report of the office of the Lieutenant prepared by the government.

The joint plea has been filed by Gupta and BJP MLAs Om Prakash Sharma, Jagdish Pradhan and Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

On March 26, the Assembly passed a resolution directing the government to present a "status report" on files which have been "delayed or blocked" by the office of Lieutenant

The resolution, moved by 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 "of the Delhi Assembly not to allow the proceeding to the extent which reflects the conduct of the 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 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 plea said that "on April 5, the of the Opposition had sent a letter to the stating his objections to such resolution; however, the objections were overruled by the Speaker".

"The 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.

The resolution also stated that the status report should be presented on the lines of outcome budget of the Delhi government, presented by last week.

According to the resolution, there have been several 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.

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

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:25 IST