In a setback for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a two-bench Supreme Court bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, ruled that the Anti-Corruption Bureau will remain with the Lieutenant Governor, thereby with the Centre. The judgment on appointment and transfer of bureaucrat so far shows that L-G Anil Baijal has emerged as the ultimate winner. The top court said that it is the Centre and not the Delhi government that has the powers to order investigations against corrupt officers in the capital. Following a split verdict, the court left the decision on who controls Delhi officers to a higher bench.
Here are the LIVE updates:
01.25 pm: The solution to full statehood of Delhi is that you give us all 7 seats in the elections. I appeal to people, not to see this election as one to select a Prime Minister, it is so that we can have a larger say, says Arvind Kejriwal on the top court's order in Delhi govt vs Lt Governor case
01.20 pm: We will continue the judicial fight.
01.17 pm: The chief minister of Delhi cannot even transfer a peon. If the chief minister does not have the power to transfer even a peon, how will the chief minister work?
01.15 pm: We are extremely worried about the state of affairs in the country and so we were eager for an alliance in the national interest. But they (Congress) nearly said no.
01.12 pm: We appeal to the People of Delhi, You have to strengthen us. We will fight for Full Statehood and betterment of Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal.
01.10 pm: The Supreme Court verdict is unfortunate. It is injustice with people of Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal.
01.09 pm: Without transfer rights, the government can't work, says the Delhi Chief Minister.
01.08 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on SC rules in favour of LG in 4 of 6 issues in Delhi vs LG matter: If a government can't even transfer its officers, how is it supposed to function? The party that has 67 seats doesn't have the rights but the party who won 3 seats has those rights
01.08 pm: ACB had been with the Delhi government for 40 years, now it is not. So, if anyone complains about corruption, how will the proceedings take place?