Delhi government to approach SC after HC verdict

Updated - October 18, 2016 02:47 pm IST

Published - August 04, 2016 12:42 pm IST - New Delhi

Reacting to the High Court order in favour of Lieutenant Governor, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party government will approach the Supreme Court. "Only SC can articulate the Constitution the right way," said Mr Jain.

When asked about the future of the inquiry Commissions set up by the Delhi government to probe various alleged scams such as CNG fitness, Delhi and District Cricket Association, Mr Jain said that they have to yet get a copy of the order and peruse it. "We don't know exactly what the High Court has said in its judgement and about the legality of our commissions," he said.

He added that in the past one year, they were already not able to take up any cases of corruption as Anti-Corruption Branch is under the Centre.

Party leader Raghav Chadha, expressing his disappointment tweeted, "HC verdict will be challenged in SC. Democratically elected government cannot be undemined. This isn't a fight for supremacy, but democracy. (Sic)".

However, former AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, who were expelled from the party last year in March, took a dig at the AAP after the verdict. Mr Yadav tweeted, "Moral of Delhi HC verdict: you cant govern without understanding the grammar of governance (sic)"

Former Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, who was at loggerheads with the AAP government, tweeted, "Delhi HC order is no one's victory or defeat. It only clarifies existing Constitutional position so that Delhi's governance doesn't suffer."

The BJP welcomed the HC decision and said that the constant confrontation with the Centre and L-G has resulted in loss of revenue. "We welcome the decision of HC & hope it will pave way 4 better governance.Crores of rupees were spent on fighting d avoidable legal battle (sic)" tweeted, Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta.

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