Give AAP govt some freedom to run Delhi: SC to Modi govt

India’s apex court has observed that the Delhi government should have some say in running the National Capital Territory, lest it risks not being able to function.

The Supreme Court reportedly also expressed concern over the friction between the Delhi state government and the capital’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has often accused Jung of acting on behalf of his political rival Bharatiya Janata Party, the outfit that is in power at Centre, and ‘obstructing’ developmental work in the Capital.

Jung, on his part, has claimed that he agrees with AAP government in ’99 percent of cases’, and that Kejriwal and him enjoy a good working relationship.

The SC observation can be viewed as a moral setback to Jung, who represents the central government and has been seen as locking horns with the outspoken CM over how much autonomy the capital’s government could be afforded by the Centre.