Contrasting reactions over SC's split verdict
NEW DELHI: Soon after the Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on the issue of the transfer and posting of Delhi government officers, giving his reactions, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that the Supreme Court in its judgement has decided on six issues. On the issue of transfer-posting, the Supreme Court held the Anti Corruption Branch and Commission of inquiry are under the jurisdiction of Central Government. The Statement of Arvind Kejriwal that we respect the Court but this decision is injustice to the people of Delhi is quite unfortunate.
Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta also said that we welcome the Supreme Court decision removing ambiguities in the powers of the
Delhi Government. After this verdict, there should not be any scope for confusion or conflict. Delhi Government should have humbly accepted it. But by calling the Supreme Court judgment not only against the public of Delhi but against democracy, Kejriwal has
committed the contempt of Court and deserves the most severe punishment for his outrageous act.
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Thursday advised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that fighting is no solution. "Constitution has defined the power Delhi has, its not unlimited. Centre, LG and Home Ministry handle a lot of things," the three time former Chief Minister told the media here.
"So fighting is no solution, make changes if needed,"
Her remarks came after Kejriwal accused the Centre and the Supreme Court of not allowing them to work in the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital had, on a number of occasions, accused the Centre of not allowing them to function. Hitting out at Kejriwal, Dikshit said "power does not depend on the number of seats you have".
The AAP Spokesperson reacted over the Supreme Cour verdicts, "According to the judgement, the basic structure of the Constitution cannot be tampered. "But democracy is the biggest structure and if an elected government has no power, how will it function? What kind of democracy is this? The judgement is against the Constitution and democracy."
In 2015, Delhi Assembly polls, the AAP won 67 out of the 70 seats, while the BJP bagged only three.