AAP's plea in SC may become infructuous

AAP's plea in SC may become infructuous

 With the Centre accepting the recommendation for dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, a petition filed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Supreme Court is likely to be termed as infructuous.

The Union Cabinet’s decision would clear the decks for fresh polls. The President's office will respond to the recommendation in a day or two.

AAP leader and advocate Prashant Bhushan said that petition would survive until the President ordered dissolution. “We will wait for the final decision on dissolution,” he said.

A five-judge Constitution bench, presided over by Chief Justice H L Dattu, had earlier pulled up the Centre over its indecisiveness on Delhi Assembly's fate. The Lieutenant Governor’s move to invite all political parties for discussions on the issue had received commendation from the court.

As no political party came forward to form government, the L-G recommended for dissolution of the House.

The AAP, however, approached the apex court, apprehending that the proclamation order for imposition of President's Rule could continue for one year, as enjoined in Section 50 (1) the Government of National Capital Territory Delhi Act, 1991, depriving the people of a popular government.  It sought direction for dissolution of the House and holding of fresh elections.

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