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SC Dismisses Plea of Delhi Resident

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL filed by Bam Bam Maharaj seeking to be sworn-in as the chief minister of Delhi as he enjoyed the support of four members of the Delhi Assembly.

Published: 21st May 2014 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi-Resident

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL filed by Bam Bam Maharaj seeking to be sworn-in as the chief minister of Delhi as he enjoyed the support of four members of the Delhi Assembly.

A Bench of Justice B S Chauhan and Justice A K Sikri asked him if he was a Member of Parliament or a Member of Legislative Assembly, and by what status was he seeking to be sworn in as the chief minister.

“He is neither MP nor MLA, how can he be called for forming the government?” said Justice Chauhan. Counsel Rabin Majumdar appearing for the petitioner informed the court that there were several instances when people without being MPs or MLAs were sworn-in as chief minister and even prime minister.

On this, Justice Chauhan dismissed the PIL and said, “Next time, you pray for us. Nobody thinks about us.”

Maharaj sought the court’s direction to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to call him to form the government and prove majority. The petitioner sought the court’s direction for action against the Centre, Jung, the AAP, BJP and Congress for causing huge loss to exchequer and also derailing the democratic process.

He contended that the inaction on the part of the Lieutenant Governor in not inviting him and administering the oath of office of the chief minister resulted in grave violation of his fundamental rights.



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