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Delhi HC ruling a tight slap on face of Kejriwal: BJP

Updated: Aug 05, 2016 08:42 IST      
Delhi HC ruling a tight slap on face of Kejriwal: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that Delhi High Court's ruling is a tight slap on the face of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the court dismissed Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) petitions and held that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory.

BJP leader Shrikant Sharma told ANI that ever since Kejriwal came to power, he has been blaming the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failures.

"Yesterday's ruling is a tight slap on the face of Arvind Kejriwal. If he has any bit of shame, he should learn from this and try to work on his promises made to the people of Delhi," he said.

"Ever since he came to power he has been constantly criticising the Centre, blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failures or indulging in abuses," he added.

He further said the ruling will serve a lesson to Kejriwal and help him focus on fulfilling his promises made to the people of Delhi.

In a major setback to the AAP government, the Delhi High court, yesterday, dismissed its petitions on the legal tussle with the Centre over control of administrative issues and distribution of power in the national capital.

Pronouncing the verdict, the high court said that the Lieutenant Governor is not bound to act as per the advice of the Delhi cabinet.

The Delhi High Court also said the Lieutenant Governor is not bound by the council of ministers.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Government alleged that they have been unable to function as most of its decisions were either annulled or changed by the Centre at the behest of the Lieutenant Governor on the ground that Delhi is not a complete state.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Government has said that it will approach the Supreme Court.(ANI)

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