Kejriwal writes to Baijal urging implementation of SC order

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CCTVs will expose human trafficking in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
CCTVs will expose human trafficking in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to Lt Governor Anil Baijal urging him to fully implement the order of the Supreme Court giving primacy to the Delhi government on all matters except three in letter and spirit.

Kejriwal questioned Baijal over his selective acceptance of the Supreme Court ruling and advised him to approach the apex court immediately for clarification in case of any confusion.

“I would again urge you to fully implement the order of the SC in letter and spirit. MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) does not have the power to interpret the SC order. If you have any confusion, kindly approach SC immediately for clarification but kindly don’t violate the SC order,” Kejriwal wrote in a letter dated July 9.

Kejriwal also wrote that the Lt Governor was ready for the files and concurrence part of the order but not implementing the part which says that the ‘executive powers of the Central government are limited to three subjects only’.

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“How can you be selective in accepting the judgement? Either you should take a position that all the matters would now be placed before a regular bench and therefore you would not implement any part of the order. Or you should accept the whole order and implement it. How can you say that you will accept this para of the order but not accept that para of the same order?”

The Supreme Court on July 4 ruled that the executive powers, except for public order, police and land, were vested in the elected government and the Lt Governor was bound to act on the aid and advise of the government in all other matters.