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President's Rule: Supreme Court seeks Centre response

Posted on Feb 24 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 24 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to reply on keeping the Delhi Assembly in suspended animation and imposition of President's Rule.

The apex court asked the Centre to filed its reply within four weeks.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Feb 20 moved the Supreme Court against the Centre's decision to impose President's Rule in Delhi and place the Assembly under suspended animation, media reports said.

This comes after Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Feb 17 said President's Rule has been approved for Delhi with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government resigning over the Jan Lokpal Bill on Feb 14.

The Union Cabinet last Feb 15 recommended President's Rule in Delhi and suspended animation of the Delhi Assembly.

Rejecting AAP's proposal of dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had earlier recommended President's Rule in the national capital.

The Lt Governor also recommended that the Delhi Assembly be put under suspended animation.

Jung rejected the dissolution of the 70-member Delhi Assembly as recommended by the council of ministers headed by Arvind Kejriwal when they met Feb 14 after the AAP decided to quit the government.

Hours after the AAP government-backed Jan Lokpal Bill was not tabled in the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Feb 14 after remaining in power for 49 days.

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