L-G is no sole authority , says the apex court.


In a major breakthrough in the tussle for power between the Chief Minister of Delhi and the L-G, the Supreme Court on July 4 ruled that the L-G has no sole authority and that he can act only on the aid and advise of the council of ministers (Delhi cabinet) or implement the President’s decision.

Besides, the CJI-led bench also said   that under the present Constitutional scheme, NCT Delhi can’t be called a state, and therefore the status of L-G is not similar to that of a Governor in a state.

The verdict came today after it became a bone of contention as to who actually wields authority to govern NCT of Delhi.

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