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Delhi’s mess hasn’t been fixed in its entirety, and elected governments and appointed administrators are bitterly fighting elsewhere, leaving governance as the first casualty. DNA examines the genesis of these ugly fights, and the way forward...
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sought to fix Delhi, one of the most dysfunctional metropolises of recent times, by defining roles for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and laying down rules for smooth governance.
But the two, who are supposed to run the National Capital in a spirit of cooperation, remain in confrontation. The 535-page order, splattered with messages of caution for both, has failed to get the two men to kiss and make up.
Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, elected by people, has threatened that there would be anarchy in the country if it did not get powers to post, transfer, promote and punish officers. Baijal, appointed by the Central government, h
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