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Kejriwal Government to File Fresh Suit for Declaring Delhi a State

The Delhi High Court permitted the government to file a fresh suit in the event of a fresh cause of action.

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Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (left) and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (right). 

The Arvind Kejriwal government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it has withdrawn its suit seeking a declaration that Delhi is a state.

He also said that the government has filed six petitions challenging the Delhi High Court order that held the Lt Governor as the administrator of the national capital giving him the last word in governance.

Allowing Delhi government to withdraw its suit filed at the beginning of this year, a bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice DY Chandrachud permitted it to file a fresh suit in the event of a fresh cause of action.

As Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar opposed the plea by senior counsel Indira Jaising, the bench said that it was not going into the question of whether the National Capital Territory Delhi is a Union Territory or not.



Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the government has filed six petitions challenging the Delhi High Court order that held the Lt Governor. (Photo: Reuters)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the government has filed six petitions challenging the Delhi High Court order that held the Lt Governor. (Photo: Reuters)
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Withdrawing the suit, Indira Jaising, appearing for Delhi government, informed the court that six petitions have been filed against the High Court order, with the first filled on 31 August and others on 1 and 2 September.

Jaising said the Delhi government will agitate all the issues that it has raised in the suit.

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