India, Sept. 16 -- The Delhi government has told the Supreme Court that an amendment act enacted by the Centre in March gives overriding powers to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) over the Delhi legislature and executive, and is unconstitutional because it has "disenfranchised" the people of Delhi by taking away power from their elected representatives and violating the lawmaking authority of the Delhi assembly.

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 and the Transaction of Business of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Rules, 1993 came into effect from March 28, 2021, by which some crucial provisions of the earlier act stood amended.

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