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SC to hear AAP plea against imposition of Prez rule on July 4

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today posted for July 4, the hearing on a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party challenging imposition of President's rule in Delhi after it was informed that the Lieutenant Governor

PTI [ Updated: May 05, 2014 20:11 IST ]
sc to hear aap plea against imposition of prez rule on july
sc to hear aap plea against imposition of prez rule on july 4

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today posted for July 4, the hearing on a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party challenging imposition of President's rule in Delhi after it was informed that the Lieutenant Governor has decided to deal with the matter after the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls.  


A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha was requested by senior counsel Fali Nariman, appearing for AAP, to keep the matter for hearing in first week of July as LG has informed that he will deal with the issue after May 16. 

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, an AAP leader, also made the same request and said nobody is coming forward to claim for formation of government. He also submitted that elections are being held and the results may change the ground reality since the last assembly elections.

The apex court had earlier said that there was no legal impediment for the President to dissolve the Delhi Assembly to pave the way for fresh election in the state.  The bench, however, had clarified that it was not passing any direction in any manner in this regard and it was for the President to decide on the basis of the facts and circumstances.

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