In blow to Delhi’s AAP govt, HC says L-G is administrative head
A woman was injured after parts of a building collapsed in Girgaum on Thursday. At the time of going to press, the firemen had rescued four people and were looking for others.
The lieutenant governor is the administrative head of Delhi and all decisions taken by its ministers must be communicated to him, the high court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to the ruling AAP in its power struggle with the central government-appointed official.
The court said the L-G isn’t bound by the ministers’ advice while they must communicate their decisions to the Centre, too, in the event of a dispute with the L-G. Doubling the hurt, it quashed two high-profile probes set up by the Arvind Kejriwal government into alleged irregularities in granting CNG fitness certificates and in the running the state cricket body. It also scrapped an AAP order to penalise discoms for unscheduled power cuts and set aside appointments made by it to the discom boards, saying both decisions weren’t communicated to L-G Najeeb Jung.