Delhi HC order shows Arvind Kejriwal needs crash course in constitutional law: BJP

New Delhi: Hailing the High Court's order holding that the LG is the administrative head of the national capital, BJP today took a dig at the AAP government, saying the ruling has made it clear that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal does not need Vipassana but a crash course in constitutional law.

Terming on Thursday judgement as a "tight slap" on Kejriwal's face, BJP attacked Aam Aadmi Party accusing it of spreading anarchy in the city and advised the Chief Minister to either resign or work within "constitutional limits".

BJP leader Satish Upadhyay. Firstpost

BJP leader Satish Upadhyay. Firstpost

"We hope that the Arvind Kejriwal government will accept this judgement which has come as a tight slap on his face and concentrate upon providing a good administration in Delhi or resign his post.

"The HC ruling has made it clear that the Chief Minister does not need vipassana but a crash course of 10 days in constitutional law," Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay told a press conference.

In a huge setback to the Delhi government, the Delhi High Court on Thursday ruled that the LG is the administrative head of National Capital Territory and the AAP government's contention that he is bound to act on the advice of Council of Ministers was "without substance".

The decision came after months-long bitter turf war between LG Najeeb Jung and Kejriwal for the reins of Delhi. Party leader Vijender Gupta said, "It is regrettable that on the one hand the Kejriwal government has attacked the federal system and on the other also turned Delhi Assembly into a centre of ridicule due to which the resolutions passed by the legislative assembly failed the test of constitutional validity."

"Kejriwal should not make this judgement a prestige issue and see it as an opportunity to concentrate on the development of Delhi," the Rohini MLA said.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said, "Delhi High Court has also termed the attempts to politicise every subject by forming a judicial commission by Delhi government as unconstitutional and said administrative system functions within the limits of Constitution, not in a Tughlaqi manner."

Updated Date: Aug 04, 2016 19:32 PM

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