New Delhi: The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India, which was headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, heard these major cases today.
Among the cases is the Delhi Government versus Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on control of services. After that it will proceed for the cases related to Maharashtra politics. The Bench is also scheduled to hear Assam NRC case.
Here’s what came out of the hearing:
1. Delhi Govt vs LG on control of services
The five-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said it will fix the schedule for the hearing of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s plea on the contentious issue on 27 September.
The issue concerns the scope of the legislative and executive powers of the Centre and the Delhi government over control of administrative services, which include appointments and transfers, in the national capital.
2. Maharashtra political crisis
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will consider to hear on September 27 the interim application moved by the Uddhav Thackeray group to restrain the Election Commission of India from deciding the claim raised by Eknath Shinde group for recognition as the official Shiv Sena party.
A legal battle is underway between former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and incumbent Chief Minister Eknath Shinde over deciding which faction of Shiv Sena should have the claim to the ‘bow and arrow’ election symbol. Both the leaders have staked claim over the symbol.
3. Assam NRC case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday listed for hearing after two weeks the PIL filed by Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sushmita Dev seeking issuance of Aadhaar cards to nearly 27 lakh people listed as doubtful citizens in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam, news agency PTI reported.