Delhi Govt.-LG tussle: SC refers case to constitution bench

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 21:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred the legal tussle between the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government on jurisdiction over Delhi to a constitution bench. According to the apex court, the matter involves important questions of law and constitution questions, thereby affirming that the dispute should be adjudicated by the constitution bench. A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, was hearing the appeal filed by the Aam Aadmi Party. The AAP government had moved the Apex Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order which said that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) is the administrative head of the government of the National Capital Territory (NCT), hence, is not required to act on the advice of the Delhi Cabinet. (ANI)