Refer L-G issue to seven-judge Bench: Centre

Krishnadas Rajagopal

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Thursday, 19th January 2023
Page No. 5
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The Centre on Wednesday surprised the Supreme Court by seeking a reference of the Lieutenant-Governor versus AAP regime dispute to a larger Bench of seven judges.

“We may not be remembered in history for having handed over the national capital to a complete anarchy,” Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, for the Centre, told a five-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud.

The move came a day after Mr. Mehta completed oral arguments before the Bench. Senior advocate A.M. Singhvi, for the Delhi government, termed the plea an “ambush”.

The apex court, however, allowed the Centre to file its submission.

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