- The Union Law Ministry has backed the objection put forward by the center on passing the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly. According to the constitution, Delhi assembly will require the consent from the center before tabling new bills.
- As per the Transaction of Business Rules, it is mandatory for the lieutenant-Governor to consult the Center for every legislative proposal, especially on the ones that will require additional financial assistance.
- The Union Home Ministry has also said that the Jan Lopkal Bill needs to be referred to the President of India, before its enactment.
- The legal department of the Center has also pointed at the fact that some of the provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill have already been passed in the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act. Therefore, the Delhi governor will need to get assent from the central government before tabling it on the state assembly.
- Constitutional status of Delhi