Delhi HC gives blow to Kejriwal, says law and order remains with centre

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in a brawl with the Centre over power, got a major setback after the Delhi HC today in its order ruled that Lieutenant Governor is not supposed to act on the orders of the state cabinet, hence making it clear that police and law and order will remain with the Centre.

The decision of the HC comes in favor of the Central Government and at the time of ongoing tussle between the centre and the state over power distribution here.

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Delhi HC in its order said, “Council of Ministers cannot take decision without referring to Lt Governor first.”

HC further said that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cannot take any action against the officials of the central government.

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Following court’s order, Delhi government said that they would now approach the Supreme Court.

CM Kejriwal in his petition had mentioned that they have been unable to function as most of the decisions have either been annulled or changed by the Centre on the request of Lieutenant Governor.

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