In the aftermath of the epidemic, the CM promised to pay the poor’s rent.
The Delhi High Court on Monday delayed its July 22 order directing the Delhi government to decide whether to carry out Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s pledge made last year that his government would pay rent for individuals who were unable to do so because to the CO- VID19 outbreak.
If an order of stay is not issued, the Delhi government will suffer irreparable harm, according to a bench led by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.
The appellant is pursuing a benefit of the doubt, and irreparable harm will result.
We continue the operation, putting in place new procedures.
The operation, implementation, and execution of the sole judge’s ruling are stayed until the next date of hearing,” the Bench ruled while remanding the case for further hearing on November 29.
Mr. Kejriwal was ordered to keep his pledge made in a press conference last year by the HC Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh on July 22. “The CM’s promise/assurance/representation plainly amounts to an enforceable commitment, the government’s implementation of which should be considered,” Justice Singh had held.
According to Justice Singh, the CM cannot first give a “clear and unequivocal oral guarantee” and then back down when it comes to its implementation.
The Chief Minister cannot first give a “clear and unequivocal oral assurance” and then fail to implement it, according to Justice Singh. The judge had ordered the Delhi government to decide within six weeks whether or not to implement the commitment made on March 29, 2020, taking into account the wider public interest. The court had stated that if the government decides to execute the strategy, it must provide a clear policy.
The CM cannot give a “clear and unequivocal oral assurance” and then fail to implement it, according to Justice Singh. The judge had ordered the Delhi government to decide within six weeks whether or not to implement the pledge made on March 29, 2020, taking into account the people’s overall interests. According to the court, if the decision to implement the policy is made, the government should create a clear policy.
The government alleged that Mr. Kejriwal made a “fervent plea” to the public at large not to coerce the tenants into paying rent, as represented by attorney Manish Vashisht. Justice Singh, on the other hand, “considered it to be a form of promise.”
The Delhi administration maintained in its appeal against Judge Singh’s decision that Mr. Kejriwal given “no indiscriminate and unconditional assurance for payment of rent by the GNCTD during the shutdown.”
Mr. Kejriwal made a “fervent appeal” to the public at large not to push the tenants into paying rent, according to the administration, which was represented by counsel Manish Vashisht. Justice Singh, on the other hand, deemed the same to be “a kind of promise.”