Not Afraid of Elections, Says AAP On MLAs Disqualification Row


Addressing reporters here, the party's legislature wing leader A Anbalagan said, "The development in New Delhi is directly applicable to Puducherry where the legislators belonging to the ruling Congress and its ally the DMK are holding "office of profits" such as chairmen of government- owned undertakings and Parliamentary Secretary". Further, Vishwas took a jibe at AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal and said he had given certain suggestions when the cabinet was forming but was told it's the Chief Minister's prerogative to appoint people.

"We will go to all democratic fora seeking justice", he said.

In response to the Election Commission's notices in March 2016, the AAP had passed a Bill amending the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997 to exempt the post of parliamentary secretary from the definition of the "office of profit".

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs against the Election Commission's recommendation for their disqualification on grounds of holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. While some felt he should have disposed off the case long ago, others felt he should have at least given the AAP notice before handing out his order. "You are mortgaging a constitutional post like the Election Commission", AAP's Delhi unit spokesman Saurabh Bharadwaj alleged. It was then that public prosecutor Prashant Pratel Umrao appealed to the president of India that this was an "unconstitutional" move that should be examined by the EC thoroughly, after recommendation from the president.

The Congress has demanded that the same set of rules be applied by the ECI in BJP ruled Chhattisgarh too and the 11 MLAs be disqualified. "There is a tacit understating between BJP and AAP, which is why EC has delayed the recommendation", he claimed. He said the BJP stands prepared for elections "any moment".

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Stating that AAP had been given enough time to serve the people of Delhi and prove its worth, Dr Cheema said the party had failed miserably.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari lauded the EC's action, saying it is a "moral defeat" for Kejriwal who should resign. On Friday, the EC recommended that the president disqualify the 20 AAP MLAs, triggering calls for the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"Kejriwal has no right to continue".

"The MLAs and Ministers enjoying perks of power and foreign travel-Where is political probity?", Congress leader Ajay Maken tweeted.



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