Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the central government had “insulted the majesty of the Supreme Court” with a special order that bypassed its ruling on who controls bureaucrats in the capital.
“This is a disgusting joke. They have overturned the Supreme Court judgment within a week. The centre is challenging the Supreme Court openly. This is direct contempt of the Supreme Court and an insult to its majesty,” Mr Kejriwal said at a news briefing.
He said the central government had waited for the court to break for its summer vacation before introducing the special order – known as an ordinance – because they know it will be overturned as soon as the court reassembles.