On Friday, the Supreme Court decided to urgently hear a petition filed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi looking for to restrain the Delhi High Court from ephemeral any judicial orders on the scope and limitations of the legitimate relationship between it and the Centre in administering the Capital. Though, the hearing will be held on July 4.
It said only the Supreme Court of India, to exclusion of all other courts in the country, under Article 131 had the original jurisdiction in any dispute between the Government of India and States. It contended that the tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government was a “federal” one which the apex court, not the Delhi High Court, should decide.
The tensions between the NDA government and Mr. Kejriwal have affected every arm of governance in Delhi over the months even as about a dozen petitions lie pending in the High Court in which they contest each other’s right to administer and govern the National Capital.