Kejriwal govt moves SC challenging HC order giving LG primacy

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New Delhi, Aug 31: The Delhi government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court August 4 order giving primacy to the Lt Governor in the city state's governance.

The Delhi government filed a Special Leave Petition against the central government and others, tweeted Delhi government's Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra. 

Najeeb Jung

After the high court verdict, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said his office would review all decisions and orders taken by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government since February 2015.

Jung on Tuesday transferred several officials of the Delhi government including the Health Secretary and PWD Secretary who were involved in the work of Mohalla Clinics and construction of classrooms, both pet projects of the AAP government.

The High Court ruled that decisions taken by Delhi's council of ministers had to be communicated to the Lt Governor, and if he took a different view on the issue, a reference to the central government was required.

IANS

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