Supreme Court turns down resident’s plea to form Government in Delhi

Supreme Court turns down resident’s plea to form Government in Delhi

A Bench comprising of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice B.S. Chauhan, today, turned down the plea of Bam Bam Maharaj, a resident of Delhi who prayed for a direction to the Lieutenant Governor to invite him to form the State government.

The petitioner reportedly  submitted that he had written several letters to the Lieutenant Governor requesting the formation of a Government but the Governor refused to invite him for the same. The bench wondered how a person, who hasn’t been elected by the electorate, can assert to form the Government.

The Government in Delhi, led by Arvind Kejrival, after winning 28 seats in its debut assembly elections in December last year and assuming office, had resigned soon after on February 14 due of the failure to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. President’s rule was imposed in Delhi n February 17. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had not opted for dissolution of the 70-member Delhi Assembly, in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Ministers headed by Mr. Kejrival. The Assembly was kept in suspended animation. According to a report, Arvind Kejrival today met the Lt. Governor to explore the prospects of formation of a Government by the party again.

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