NEW DELHI: The AAP-led Delhi government will have to wait until Friday before the Supreme Court hears its plea seeking declaration of its powers and to restrain the Delhi High Court from delivering the verdict on scope of its powers, as one more judge on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the case.
Justice L Nageshwar Rao became the second Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from hearing the plea. The plea was listed before a bench of justices A R Dave and Nageshwar Rao, a day after apex court judge Justice J S Khehar recused himself from hearing the matter.
Senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for the Delhi government and who came to know about the second recusal in as many days, first rushed to mention the matter before the Bench headed by Justice Dave. Jaising then went to the court of Chief Justice T S Thakur and sought urgent hearing of the matter, saying it seemed she was probably jinxed for the case as the hearing was getting deferred time and again. The CJI then assured her of listing the matter before a third bench on Friday.