A division bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul, hearing a plea against the proposal to hold a session outside the assembly building to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"When you (the government) have a legislative assembly building, tell us what is the need of holding an assembly session at any another place. Tell us whether there is any bar in the law to hold assembly outside the designated premises," asked the bench.

The court has asked the government to response by Thursday.

The bench asked the counsel representing the government to apprise it whether the Lt Governor has approved the idea of holding an assembly session in a stadium.

The court's order came on a plea filed by Kedar Mandal, an assistant professor in Delhi University, against the decision of the government to hold the assembly session outside the designated premises saying it will incur an expenditure of Rs.50 lakh.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to hold an open assembly session on the Jan Lokpal Bill at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium starting from Feb 14.

(Agencies)

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