Top Court Dismiss The Plea of Statehood For Delhi

Top Court Dismiss The Plea of Statehood For Delhi

New Delhi: Top court dismiss the plea which is based on full statehood for Delhi, said it become infructuous in view of the constitution bench verdict which had held that Delhi cannot be granted the status of State.  In the view of the constitution bench “ Petition is infructuous”.

The hearing of the issue comes before a bench contains Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta and the advocate appearing for the petitioner referred to the judgement delivered by a five-judge constitution bench on July 4.

It was seems that the court was hearing a plea to declare Article 239AA (Which deals with powers and status of Delhi) of the constitution and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act 1991 as “unconstitutional” on the ground that a territory of India has to either a full state or a union territory.

The issues could be resolved by giving full statehood to Delhi. According to the sources, the plea had alleged that constitutional arrangement for Delhi was responsible for the mismanagement in the administration of the national capital which results in several problems including air pollutions, traffic jams, water logging, unauthorised constructions.

According to the Top court that except for three issues- public order, police and land- the Delhi government has the power to legislate and govern on their issues.

by Priti on October 5, 2018

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