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Delhi BJP welcomes SC verdict, says AAP should shun full statehood demand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP has welcomed the verdict on the power tussle involving the office of and the government, and said the ruling party should now shun its "political demand" of full statehood to the city.

BJP MLA and of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta said the apex court verdict today has directed the government to follow the law and it is expected that they will do so.

In a landmark verdict on the power tussle between the government and the Centre, the today held does not have independent decision-making powers, and is bound to act on the aid and advice of the

It said all decisions of the must be communicated to the but that does not mean his concurrence is required.

"We welcome the SC verdict. The should have been following the law even without the order of the court. We hope, they will do so after the judgement," he said.

said the verdict has "decided" that Delhi is a Union Territory and the should stop raising their "political demand" for full statehood to the city.

"It is now decided that Delhi is a UT. So, the AAP and should stop raising the full statehood demand."

Kapoor said the judgement has directed for more cooperation between the and the city Cabinet and that all parties concerned should respect the verdict.

The apex court's decision is a major victory for the which has been in a constant tug-of war with Anil Baijal, and also his predecessor Najeeb Jung, over the power wielded by the two branches of the

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First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 13:25 IST