A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw listed the plea, which alleged that the appointment was "unconstitutional, illegal and without jurisdiction", for hearing on May 20.

The petition was filed by NGO 'Rashtriya Mukti Morcha', seeking direction to Ministry of Home Affairs, Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to restrain the 21 Delhi Legislative Members from acting as Parliamentary Secretary (PS) till the "final adjudication" of the plea.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) sought quashing of Kejriwal's March 13 decision, saying the Chief Minister issued "unconstitutional and illegal order appointing 21 MLAs as PS in gross violation of the constitutional provisions of Article 239 AA of the constitution of India and section 44 (2) and (3) of the transaction of business of the Government of the national capital territory of Delhi rules, 1993."

"Issue an appropriate order or direction in the nature of certiorari that the impugned order dated March 13, issued by the Chief Minister of Delhi is invalid and illegal, since all executive action or order issued by any department of the Delhi government are to be issued in the name of the LG and authenticated in the prescribed manner.

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