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Use of legislature to punish officers will hurt constitutional working: Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday said there was "gross irregularity" in the ruling AAP’s move to use the Delhi Assembly route to punish officers and this would hurt "constitutional working" in the national capital. The Delhi Assembly had yesterday passed a resolution for action against PWD officials for their alleged failure in completing the desilting work of the city drains before the monsoon season. During the special session of the Delhi Assembly, AAP legislators expressed their resentment and complained to the speaker about "no work" being done for desilting of drains in their areas before the monsoon rains and demanded that the guilty officials be "sent to jail".

Delhi High Court asks northern states about steps to prevent stubble burning

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and several northern states to inform it about the steps they have been taken to check rising air pollution due to stubble burning and bursting of crackers. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and S P Garg asked the Centre, the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to file affidavits indicating compliance of its earlier orders on stubble burning and bursting of crackers.