Delhi Govt v LG: SC will not ask Centre for reply on Manish Sisodia’s Affidavit

Delhi Govt v LG, Manish Sisodia,

The Central government counsel told the top court that the affidavit was shared with the media even before it was filed.
The Supreme Court of India refuses to seek reply from Union Government on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s affidavit. The Bench Comprising Justice Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli Said, ‘Mr. Sisodia’s last time attempt to bring Political matter to the court is unnecessary. The Court will not like to go into all this dispute. Court will not ask central government to file any reply’.
Court said that Constitution Bench will decide the constitutional issue relating to ‘service’ dispute between Delhi Government and Union Government and the matter will be heard on 24th of this month.

On Friday Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned the matter before Supreme Court and highlighted paralysis in administration in the national capital due to non-cooperation by bureaucrats with the AAP government.

On this, The Central government counsel blamed the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government for leaking the affidavit filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to the press, before it was filed in the Supreme Court.
Central government counsel said, This is a very incorrect practice. This affidavit shows a political propaganda and was shared with press earlier than being filed,” the lawyer said.
However, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Delhi government, refuted the allegation. Saying have not given a single copy to the press. We know how press gets a copy.’

A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli said that it will not allow any further filings in the case.”We will not ask for a reply now otherwise people will start filing affidavits till last date, ‘We will freeze the pleadings now and let the constitution bench take up the matter now. The union government need not file a reply to the affidavit as of now.’
The case was slated to be heard by a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court after a 3-judge bench had in May this year decided to send it to a larger bench on a request by the Central government.

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