Real Power With Elected Government, Says Top Court, Big AAP Win: 10 Facts

Supreme Court verdict on who runs Delhi – chief minister Arvind Kejriwal or Lt Governor Anil Baijal

New Delhi:  The Lieutenant Governor does not have independent decision-making power in Delhi and the real power must lie with the elected government, the Supreme Court ruled today in a massive legal victory for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in the battle over who’s the boss in the national capital. “The state should enjoy freedom from unsolicited interference and popular will cannot be allowed to lose its purpose,” the court said, adding that the Lt Governor must not be obstructionist. In a statement that also appeared to caution AAP after its nine-day protest sit-in at the Lt Governor’s home, the court said: “There is no room for absolutism and there is no room for anarchism also.”

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