EC recommends ouster of 20 AAP MLAs, HC refuses interim relief

EC recommends ouster of 20 AAP MLAs, HC refuses interim relief

EC recommends ouster of 20 AAP MLAs, HC refuses interim relief

Addressing reporters in Puducherry, the party's legislature wing leader A Anbalagan said the "office of profit" axe has fallen on 20 AAP MLAs in New Delhi with EC sending its recommendation to the President, suggesting their disqualification. He added that this is also against the principles of natural justice.

Delhi Transport Minister and Najafgarh MLA, Kailash Gahlot and Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba are among the high profile names featuring in the list of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators whose names were recommended for disqualification by Election Commission in the "office of profit" case against them.

Spurred by the news of Election Commission's recommendation for disqualification of 20 ruling AAP MLAs in the office of profit case, the Delhi Congress today got down to planning for possible bypolls in the affected constituencies, party sources said.

AAP can not hide its "political crookedness" by hiding behind its predecessor Sheila Dixit doing the same thing in 2006 with19 MLAs. They argued that their appointments to the post of parliamentary secretary were already quashed, in 2016.

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Dr Cheema said AAP was resorting to such cheap tactics because it was afraid of facing the people.

Both the Congress and the BJP slammed the AAP. Although it had won 67 seats in the 2015 elections, four of its MLAs are now under suspension, and the Rajouri Garden seat went to the BJP in a by-poll. On the other hand, AAP members and neutral observers have voiced their concern over the EC eroding the democratic mandate of the people of Delhi in one stroke, but deciding to disqualify the MLAs over an issue that's neither exclusive to the AAP alone, nor has been proven adequately and exhaustively in the court of law.

The Election Commission on Friday sent its recommendation of disqualifications to President Ram Nath Kovind for approval. And now, the election commission's decision to disqualify 20 ministers from the party has once again brought him closer to controversy. "The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was his gift to Modi. We appeal to the President to hear our view too, MLAs will meet President also", Sisodia said.

"Kejriwal has no right to continue".

"Where is Lokpal? The MLAs and Ministers enjoying perks of power and foreign travel-Where is political probity (sic)?", he further tweeted. "Ironically, Kejriwal has not resigned from the post of the CM on moral grounds despite corruption charges", Maken said.

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