New Delhi, July 9: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and asked how he can be “selective” in accepting the Supreme Court verdict on power tussle between the state and central government.
In the letter, Kejriwal urged Baijal to implement the apex court’s judgement in letter and spirit and said that the Ministry of Home Affairs does not have powers to interpret the order.
“would again urge you to fully implement the order of the SC in letter and spirit. MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) does not have the power to interpret the SC order. If you have any confusion, kindly approach SC immediately for clarification but kindly don’t violate the SC order,” Kejriwal wrote in a letter dated July 9.
Delhi CM writes letter to LG Anil Baijal writes 'You agreed with Para 277 (xxi) of SC's judgement which says concurrence of LG is no required. However you refuse to implement Para 277 (xiv), (xv) & (xvi) of the same judgement. How can you be selective in accepting the judgement?' pic.twitter.com/exsIdMbXEW
— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2018
Kejriwal also wrote that the Lt Governor was ready for the files and concurrence part of the order but not implementing the part which says that the “executive powers of the Central government are limited to three subjects only”.
“How can you be selective in accepting the judgement? Either you should take a position that all the matters would now be placed before a regular bench and therefore you would not implement any part of the order. Or you should accept the whole order and implement it. How can you say that you will accept this para of the order but not accept that para of the same order?”
The Supreme Court on July 4 in its order said that the executive powers, except for public order, police and land, were vested in the elected state government and the Lt Governor was bound to act on the aid and advise of the government in all other matters.