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Relief for AAP : SC clips LG's wings, says he can't act independently


New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cannot act independently and obstruct policy decisions of AAP government in the national capital. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said, 'Lt Governor cannot refer all matters to the President. Delhi cannot have full statehood in view of an earlier nine-judge judgment."  The bench also said that L-G should 'work harmoniously with the state.' The Aam Aadmi Party government had challenged the Delhi High Court verdict which stated that Delhi is a Union Territory and the Lieutenant Governor its administrative head. L-G Anil Baijal and his predecessor Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government have been locked in a power tussle ever since the AAP came to power in the national capital in 2015.

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