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Congress denies decision to support AAP against Centre’s ordinance

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The Congress party says it had never planned to support Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP against an ordinance issued by the Centre. Arvind Kejriwal is bringing together all opposition parties in the country to protest the “black ordinance” passed by the Union government.

The Congress has denied reports claiming that the party had decided to back Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the ordinance issued by the Central Government. The ordinance extends power to the lieutenant governor to make transfers and postings of the bureaucrats in the national capital. The ordinance gives the lieutenant governor the ability to make decisions regarding the transfers and postings of the bureaucrats in the national capital.

Reports that the Congress party has chosen to provide support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the Centre’s ordinance have been refuted by senior party leader KC Venugopal, who said that the Congress party has not made any decision on the matter of the ordinance presented against the Supreme Court order. The reports claimed that the Congress party had agreed to lend support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the ordinance.

“The Congress Party has not made any decision on the issue of the Ordinance brought against the SC judgment on the powers of the Government of NCT of Delhi with respect to appointment of officers,” the author writes. “This is because the Congress Party has not yet taken a position on the matter.” In a tweet, KC Venugopal stated that the party will contact its state units and other parties with a similar ideology over the issue.

“The Party believes in the Rule of Law and at the same time does not condone unnecessary confrontation, political witch-hunts, and campaigns based on lies against political opponents by any political party,” he stated further. “The Party believes in the Rule of Law and at the same time does not condone unnecessary confrontation.”

The statement from the party leader comes amid reports claiming that the Congress party had decided to support Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been marshalling the support of the Opposition parties against the ordinance promulgated by the Centre, which extends power to the lieutenant governor to make transfers and postings of the bureaucrats in the national capital. The statement comes amid reports that the Congress party has decided to support Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, lent his support to Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of India, yesterday. After meeting with his counterpart in Delhi, Chief Minister Nitish characterized the legislation as being “contrary to the Constitution.”

“How can powers that have been granted to a government that has been elected be taken away? This violates the Constitution in more than one way. We support Arvind Kejriwal in this endeavor. Yesterday, after the meeting, the Chief Minister of Bihar gave a statement to the media in which he said that “we are trying to bring together all opposition parties in the country.”

A significant gathering of opposition figures is anticipated to take place before May 31 in the midst of the ongoing political struggle between the BJP-led Central government and the government of Delhi over the ordinance.

In the meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Monday that it would hold a “maharally” on June 11 in protest of the “black ordinance” that the Union government has passed.

After the Union government established the National Capital Service Authority through an ordinance in order to make recommendations to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor regarding matters concerning transfer posting, vigilance, and other incidental matters, the feud between the Delhi government and the Centre became even more intense. A permanent body has been established within a few days following an order from the Supreme Court regarding the executive authority of the local government in regard to the provision of services.

An important decision was handed down by the Supreme Court on May 11 that granted the government of Delhi executive authority in subjects pertaining to services. These topics include the transfer and posting of officials.

The question of whether or whether “immediate action” was necessary to publish an ordinance is one that may be raised in legal proceedings as a basis for challenging the validity of an ordinance.

If the government of Delhi goes back to the Supreme Court to challenge the ordinance, the Central Government would have to demonstrate that there was a need for “immediate action” and that the ordinance was not just issued to avoid debate and discussion in the legislature. This will be necessary if the Delhi government goes back to the Supreme Court to challenge the ordinance.

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