Supreme Court refuses to hear Delhi government case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the Delhi government ‘s case on power and jurisdiction of the  government  vis-a- vis  the centre.

The two-judge bench of Dipak Mishra and U U Lalit said the Apex court will hear it once the Delhi High Court gives its verdict on this issue.

The court also said that high court was a ‘constitutional court’ and it holds the power to decide and interpret  any  constitutional matter.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 4 last had made  an unsuccessful  bid  to get  its lawsuit for declaration of powers of Delhi as a state  heard along with its plea to restrain Delhi high court from delivering verdict on a host of issues.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi on many occasions had alleged it has been unable to function as most of its decisions are either annulled or changed by the Centre at the behest of lieutenant governor (LG) Najeeb Jung.

A total of 11 cases between the Centre and Delhi government are pending in the Delhi High Court.

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