The Aam Aadmi Party was quick to react to the Supreme Court verdict on the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre over sharing of powers.
The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory in the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre and referred the matter to a larger bench.
The AAP took to Twitter to express frustration over the delay in the process. Taking cue from Sunny Deol, the party tweeted a clip from the 1993 film Damini. Anyone who knows about Bollywood will know the scene where Deol, playing a lawyer in the film, questions the judge using the iconic line “Tarikh pe tarikh, tarikh pe tarikh, tarikh pe tarikh milti rahi hai milord magar insaaf nahi mila (We have gotten date after date but not justice)”.
AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 14, 2019
A two-judge bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, agreed on disputes pertaining to the anti-corruption branch, setting up of a commission of inquiry, control over electricity boards, land revenue matters and appointment of public prosecutors.
The apex court also upheld the Centre’s notification that its employees cannot be probed in corruption cases by ACB of Delhi government.
The top court also said that instead of the LG, Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors or law officers.
The issue of contention, however, remains the division of power over services – a fact highlighted by the hashtag in the party’s tweet.
The AAP said it was unfortunate that there was no clarity in the Supreme Court judgement that delivered a split verdict on who controls services in the National Capital Territory.
“People of Delhi will continue to suffer”, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj told reporters.
(with inputs from PTI)