Friday, July 4, 2014

SC refers AAP plea against imposition of Prez Rule in Delhi to Constitution bench

Supreme Court on 05-Jul-2014 heard a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party against imposition of President's Rule in Delhi.

The hearing comes a day after former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by AAP legislators met President Pranab Mukherjee to demand immediate dissolution of the Assembly and fresh elections in Delhi.

The apex court had on May 05 posted for July 04 the hearing on the petition after it was informed that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had decided to deal with the matter after the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls.

A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha was requested by senior counsel Fali Nariman, appearing for AAP, to keep the matter for hearing in first week of July as the LG had informed that he will deal with the issue after 16 May.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, an AAP leader, had also made the same request and said nobody is coming forward to claim for formation of governme

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