The Supreme Court on Friday declined the plea for early hearing of a writ petition to restrain the Delhi Government and its Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from using State fund/machineries for media campaign for the benefit of her political executives/party under the garb of information and other release.

A vacation Bench of Justices Ms. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Madan B. Lokur refused the plea of petitioner advocate Manohar Lal Sharma for early listing. The Bench said it will be listed in July when the court reopens after the summer vacation.

The petitioner said he was challenging the State action to spend Rs.25 crore from public treasury for the political promotion and securing political mileage for their political executives under the garb of departmental programme and advertisements. He said the Assembly elections was due in November this year and prior to the elections the State and its Chief Minister had planned to misuse the entire State resources as well as funds for their own personal interest.

He said several enquiries were pending against Ms. Dikshit and her Cabinet colleagues for misuse of State exchequer in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and other scams.

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