Centre's ordinance 'unconstitutional', will challenge it in SC: CM Kejriwal

The AAP govt will challenge in SC Centre's ordinance related to transfer and posting of officers in Delhi, CM Kejriwal said and called the move "unconstitutional" and against democracy

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

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The AAP government will challenge in the Supreme Court the Centre's ordinance related to transfer and posting of officers in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday and called the move "unconstitutional" and against democracy.

He charged that the Centre has entered into a direct confrontation with the Supreme Court over the issue of control over services matter as the ordinance "overturns" its verdict giving control to the elected government in Delhi over services matter.

"The Centre's ordinance on services matter is unconstitutional and against democracy. We will approach SC against it. The Centre brought the ordinance to overturn the SC verdict on services matter just hours after the apex court has shut for vacation," he told a press conference.

It is a direct contempt of the apex court, he charged.

The chief minister alleged that the BJP-led Centre wanted to obstruct his government's work.

Calling the ordinance an attack on the federal structure, he said he will meet leaders of various parties to ensure the related bill is not passed by Rajya Sabha.

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"We will go to people to talk about this and also organise a maha rally against this," he said.

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First Published: May 20 2023 | 5:43 PM IST

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