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AAP MLA Tears MHA Notification in Assembly

An AAP MLA tore the MHA notification stating the LG has absolute powers in transfers and appointments.

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The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday witnessed unruly scenes as an AAP legislator tore a copy of the Centre’s notification giving absolute powers to the Lieutenant Governor in appointments of bureaucrats as well as matters relating to police and public order.

Participating in a discussion on the notification, Mahendra Goyal lambasted the Centre for “trying to take away” legitimate powers of the Delhi government and tore the copy of the notification issued by the Home Ministry on May 21.

The AAP government on Tuesday moved a resolution in the assembly against the notification terming it “unconstitutional”.

Moving the resolution, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Tuesday called the notification an “insult” to the “most popular mandate” of the people of Delhi.

In the notification, the Centre gave absolute powers to the LG in appointment of bureaucrats while also clarifying that he need not “consult” the chief minister on subjects like police and public order.

The ACB of the Delhi government has also been barred from registering any case against officers and political functionaries of the central government.

However, the Delhi high court on Tuesday ruled that the ACB has the authority to probe central government officials, including Delhi Police personnel.

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