The Punjab Government has appealed to the Supreme Court against Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s denial of his request for permission to call the budget session slated for March 3 to order.
By Additional Advocate General Shadan Farasat, the State administration submitted a writ petition in accordance with Article 32 of the Indian Constitution this morning. The first respondent is designated as the Principal Secretary to the Governor of Punjab. It is asserted that the Governor must call the assembly in accordance with the assistance and counsel provided by the government in accordance with constitutional provisions.
In a letter to the Chief Minister last week, the Governor stated that he would decide whether to allow the budget session only after seeking legal counsel over some tweets and statements the CM had made against him that were “very insulting and manifestly unlawful.” The ongoing standoff between the AAP administration and the Governor was the backdrop to this event.
This news is written by Mr. Manpreet Rathor, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.