A petition asking that Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, be stopped from occurring starvation strikes was dismissed by the Supreme Courtroom as we speak.
The petition had requested the court docket to place out pointers towards a chief minister resorting to such acts of protest.
“The Delhi chief minister goes on starvation strike. You (petitioner) need the Supreme Courtroom to cease it. Dismissed,” stated Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP)’s predilection for starvation strikes and sit-ins haven’t waned after the get together got here to energy in Delhi in 2015.
Final 12 months in June, the Chief Minister and three of his ministers had camped at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office for nearly two weeks to induce him to intervene in what they alleged was non-cooperation by officers towards the Delhi authorities.
A petitioner, Hari Nath Ram, had approached the Supreme Courtroom saying a constitutional disaster had been created resulting from “the unconstitutional and unlawful” protest by the chief minister contained in the LG’s workplace. He had urged the highest court docket to situation instructions to the Chief Minister and the AAP authorities to discharge their obligations as an alternative of losing taxpayers’cash.
“There isn’t a statutory or authorized provision empowering the chief minster to go on the strike. It’s a full violation of ministerial accountability,” stated Hari Nath Ram’s petition.