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The Supreme Court on Friday refused to ask the Centre to respond to a plea filed by the Aam Aadmi Party’s claiming that implementation of policies in the national capital was getting hampered due to non-cooperation from civil servants, ANI reported.

“We will deal with constitutional issues,” the court said.

The court made the statement in response to an affidavit filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, claiming that bureaucrats had stopped taking calls from ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party government. He alleged that the problem has become acute since Vinai Kumar Saxena took over as the lieutenant governor of Delhi, Bar and Bench reported.

The affidavit was filed in connection to a case in which the Delhi government and the Centre are vying for control of the administrative services in the Union Territory. The Union government has contended that it needs the power to make transfers and postings of officials in Delhi as it is the country’s capital.

On Friday, the Supreme Court said that it will not allow any more affidavits in the case like the one submitted by Sisodia, ANI reported.

“We will freeze the pleadings,” it said. “We will not ask for a reply now otherwise everyone will start filing affidavits one day before the hearing. Let the Constitution Bench…

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Abdul Gh Lone