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Delhi LG Najeeb Jung Vs CM Arvind Kejriwal: A Timeline[/caption]
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung submitted his resignation to the Government of India on Thursday, quitting 1.5 years before the end of his tenure. But Jung's journey as Delhi Lt Governor was not without difficulty, in particular there were several issues with the Aam Aadmi Party run Delhi Government helmed by CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Here is a glance at the timeline of events, related to LG's relationship with the Delhi government:
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Jan 27: Union government tells High Court that Delhi is under Centre's control and not a full-fledged state.
Apr 5: AAP government asks High Court to refer to larger bench petitions on powers of LG on the governance of Delhi.
Apr 6: Delhi government tells High Court it was competent to set up a commission to probe allegations of corruption in awarding licence to conduct CNG fitness tests.
Apr 19: AAP government withdraws from SC its plea seeking setting up of a larger bench in High Court.
May 24: High Court reserves order on AAP government's plea for a stay on proceedings on the petitions arising out of its stand-off with LG over powers to appoint bureaucrats in the national capital and other issues.
May 30: High Court turns down AAP government's request to first decide its stay application.
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Jul 1: SC agrees to hear AAP government's plea seeking a direction that the High Court be restrained from delivering judgement on issues including the scope of powers of the city government to exercise its authority in performing public functions.
Jul 4: Justice J S Khehar of SC recuses from hearing AAP government plea on declaration of powers of Delhi as a state.
Jul 5: Justice L Nageshwar Rao of SC also recuses from hearing Delhi government's plea.
Jul 8: SC refuses to entertain Delhi government plea to first decide the preliminary issue as to whether it has the jurisdiction over disputes between the Centre and the state or is it "exclusively" triable by the apex court.
Aug 4: High Court says LG is administrative head of National Capital Territory and AAP government's contention that he is bound to act on the advice of Council of Ministers was "without substance".
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May 25: High Court says Anti-Corruption Branch has jurisdiction to arrest policemen who come under Centre. It says the Centre's May 21 notification limiting Anti-Corruption Branch 's powers was "suspect".
May 26: PIL in High Court against Centre's May 21 notification giving powers to LG to appoint bureaucrats in Delhi.
May 28: Delhi government moves High Court on Centre's notification on LG's powers. Centre moves SC against High Court's May 25 order terming as "suspect" its notification.
May 29: High Court asks LG to consider Delhi government's proposals on shifting of nine bureaucrats from one post to another.
Jun 10: High Court refuses to stay MHA notification on Anti-Corruption Branch power.
Jun 27: Delhi government moves High Court to restrain LG appointee Anti-Corruption Branch chief M K Meena from entering anti-graft body's office
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May 2: Reliance Industries Limited moves High Court for quashing of FIR and challenging a 1993 notification of the Centre giving power to Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch (Anti-Corruption Branch ) to probe union government employees.
May 8: Centre moves High Court against FIR against the minister contending that Anti-Corruption Branch has no powers or jurisdiction to probe.
May 9: High Court issues notice to Delhi government on the plea to quash FIR against the minister. High Court allowed Anti-Corruption Branch to continue with its probe.
May 20: High Court asks Centre, Reliance Industries Limited to cooperate with Anti-Corruption Branch probe.
Aug 9: Anti-Corruption Branch tells High Court that it has powers to lodge FIR in gas pricing case.
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Aug 19: Anti-Corruption Branch tells High Court it cannot probe the gas pricing case against Reliance Industries Limited and a former UPA minister as a July 23, 2014, notification of Centre has taken away its jurisdiction to investigate central government employees.
Oct 16: Delhi government tells High Court its Anti-Corruption Branch can prosecute Reliance Industries Limited and ministers.
Oct 28: High Court gives time to Centre to clarify on Anti-Corruption Branch power.
Dec 4: Reliance Industries Limited argues in High Court that State probing Centre's decision on gas pricing is absurd.
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