New Delhi: On 23rd November, The Supreme Court dismissed a plea challenging land allocation to a user. On this land, the official residence of the Vice President will be built, as a part of the Central Vista Project.
The supreme court said it’s a matter of policy and the court cannot interfere unless some concern or harm is shown due to the decision.
The bench comprised of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, AM Khanwilkar, and C T Ravikumar. In one voice, the bench said, “Take the matter to the authority concerned as it’s a matter of policy.”
Appearing for petitioner Rajeev Suri, Advocate Shikhil Suri cited that the changes are not in the public interest. More than six acres of the green area are being taken over for the same. On the issue, the bench replied,” the area is proposed to be made into a residential area for Vice President. it is a policy decision. How is it illegal? What are the odds”, asked Justice Khanwilkar.
Another famous petition was filed by Rajeev Suri in 2020. He challenged the Central Vista Project but that plea too was dismissed by the Supreme Court paving the way for the construction of the new Parliament building as part of the project. Now the court has said, “they are not impressed by Suri’s Behaviour”.