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Is your sit-in authorised by Lieutenant Governor, Delhi HC asks Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and members of his Cabinet staging a sit-in at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence in New Delhi on June 16, 2018.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and members of his Cabinet staging a sit-in at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence in New Delhi on June 16, 2018.  

“If it is a strike or dharna, it has to be somewhere else,” the Bench comprising Justices A.K. Chawla and Navin Chawla remarked.

A Delhi High Court Bench on Monday questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal whether his sit-in at the office of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) was authorised by the LG.

“If it is a strike or dharna, it has to be somewhere else,” the Bench comprising Justices A.K. Chawla and Navin Chawla remarked.

The observation came during the hearing of two petitions, one against Mr. Kejriwal’s sit-in and the other against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of the Delhi government.

“Who authorised the strike/dharna,” the Bench asked the lawyers appearing for the Delhi government in the two matters.

Apart from the two petitions, a separate plea was moved by Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta against the sit-in by Mr. Kejriwal at Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s office.

The Bench made the IAS Association as party in the case and posted the next hearing for Friday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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