Yogendra Yadav hopes SC to put end to Delhi-Centre tussle

With the Supreme Court set to hear the Delhi Government’s plea seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court’s proceedings in the tussle between the Centre and the Delhi, Swaraj Abhiyan founder Yogendra Yadav on Monday expressed hope that the ‘never ending’ fight between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and AAP led government comes to an end.

“It is good that the matter is in front of the Supreme Court. It’s been one and a half year and we have seen nothing but Lieutenant Governor vs Delhi Government,” Yadav told ANI. “Somebody has to end this, in the end the matter is in front of the apex court. I hope that the Supreme Court gives a clear verdict, so that at least people of Delhi come to know who is governing the national capital and most of all this never ending fight between Lieutenant Governor and Delhi government ends,” he added.

The apex court will today hear the Delhi government’s plea seeking a direction that the high court be restrained from delivering its judgement on issues including the scope of powers of the city government to exercise its authority in performing public functions. A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S Thakur will hear the plea in which it has been claimed that only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction under the Constitution to deal with issues relating to the powers of states and the Centre.

The AAP Government, in its appeal, has alleged that its power to do public services in Delhi has been adversely affected. On May 24, the high court had reserved its verdict on the plea of the Delhi Government seeking a stay on the proceedings on the petitions arising out of its standoff with the Lieutenant Governor over powers to appoint bureaucrats in the national capital and other issues.