SC issues notice to Puducherry CM in turf war

In a new twist to the turf war in Puducherry, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and directed that any cabinet decision involving financial implication or land transfer cannot be implemented till the next date of hearing.

A bench comprising Justices M.R. Shah and Indu Malhotra said that the cabinet meeting set for June 7 in Puducherry could take a decision on these issues but they cannot be implemented.

The next date of hearing in the apex court is June 21. The court ordered the Chief Minister to be impleaded as a party and notice be sent to him.

On May 28, the top court agreed to hear a petition filed by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi seeking clarity on the administrative control of the Union Territory.

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