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11:10 pm - Saturday January 31, 2015

Shinde seeks legal opinion on Kejriwal’s request

shindeAgencies, New Delhi
After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s letter to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for withdrawal of 2002 order that makes it mandatory for all bills to be sent to the Centre before being tabled in the Delhi Assembly, the Home Ministry is seeking legal consultations in the matter, sources said today.

According to sources, any decision by the Home Ministry in this regard could only be considered after obtaining legal consultations and the matter could be referred to the Law Ministry for its opinion.

They said that due legal advice needed to be taken and requisite procedure followed before the request by the Delhi Chief Minister’s was considered.
In his letter to Mr Shinde, Mr Kejriwal said the order should be withdrawn as it was against the Constitution.

‘’That was only an order which is completely against the Constitution. How can an order by the Home Ministry curtail the law-making powers of the Delhi Assembly? It is a very serious issue,’’ Mr Kejriwal said.


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