Big Blow for AAP govt, SC refuses to interfere with HC on Centre-Delhi government dispute


New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed by the Aam Admi Party which sought to restrain the Delhi High Court from passing an order on its disputes with the centre.

“In our considered opinion when the Delhi High Court has heard the matter and reserved its judgement on all the issues, including the preliminary issue, it is advisable that High Court should pronounce its judgment…,” said a bench or Justices Dipak Misra and Uday U Lalit.

The bench underscored that it was the Delhi government that had approached the High Court with a batch of petitions to adjudicate upon their scope of powers and hence it was not appropriate for them to now seek an order to restrain the High Court. “Why should we tell the High Court that you decide this and don’t decide that…High Court has its own perceptions and authority under the constituency scheme,” said the court.

The Delhi government had approached the apex court to question the Delhi High Court reserving its order on its batch of petitions challenging the Centre for overruling a number of its decisions, including a spat on the appointment of the head of the Anti-Corruption Branch.