27 July, 2021

Big Brother’s Bearhug

The inside story of the bid to supersede Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party-led elected government​

Half-Ticket To Power
Half-Ticket To Power
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Big Brother’s Bearhug
  • The Verdict: A two-judge Delhi HC bench ­concluded that the L-G is the administrative head of Delhi, not the elected government.
  • The LG’s Reaction: The LG said the high court verdict is neither “a victory for him nor a defeat for CM Arvind Kejriwal”.
  • Signs Of Paralysis: Excise collection has been affected. The appointment of public prosecutors is also pending.


The Supreme Court has asked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Naj­­eeb Jung to stop playing a “blame game” and come together to fight the worst-ever chikungu­nya outbreak in the capital. The spat between Jung and Kejriwal, with the former asserting his authority, has nearly paralysed the functioning of the elected government. Jung’s supremacy had been established earlier, on August 4, when a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court concluded that the LG is...

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