Kejriwal govt. withdraws original suit in SC against Delhi HC verdict in favour of LG

| Updated: Sep 02, 2016 19:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.2 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government on Friday withdrew its original suit filed in the Supreme Court since Special Leave Petition (SLPs) challenging Delhi High Court judgement on the powers of the Lieutenant Governor, had been filed earlier this week. Counsel representing the Delhi Government told the apex court that six SLPs have been filed against the high court judgement. The apex court was to hear the plea on September 5. The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government had challenged the high court judgment which said that Delhi will still be a Union Territory with the Lieutenant Governor as its administrative head. The Aam Aadmi Party had filed the original suit demanding administrative control of the state, on June 29 which the apex court had adjourned. After that AAP told the apex court that it will file a SLP against the high court order in a week, the top court said that it will hear Delhi government's original suit and the SLP against High Court judgment on the interpretation of Article 239 AA of the Indian Constitution. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has also said that the Delhi Government can't claim two remedies at one time. (ANI)