Fresh election on cards in Delhi? AAP MLA feels so

Jan 21, 2018, 00:28
Fresh election on cards in Delhi? AAP MLA feels so

"The 27 MLAs included seven legislators against whom the commission is already considering a similar plea for holding the office of parliamentary secretaries".

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked AAP Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop playing blame games and accept the fact that he had committed a gross irregularity by appointing legislators to office of profit posts without amending the concerned State Act and be ready to face the people.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said a Constitutional body can not be used for political vendetta. Most unfortunate. This goes against the principles of natural justice.

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According to a senior leader in the know about deliberations held at the BJP's headquarters' for two hours on Friday night, the party was awaiting the Election Commission's verdict on a complaint filed against 27 AAP MLAs on a separate petition seeking their disqualification for allegedly holding office of profit. "No MLAs were summoned; they were not given chance to explain their version". The focus is now on the Chhattisgarh parliamentary secretaries and what they would do next. "The Chief Election Commission gave enough time to these MLAs to explain their position on the issue and hearing on the matter went on for almost two years", he said.

He also called the recommendation made by the EC as "unconstitutional and undemocratic". Since then, the BJP has viewed the AAP as a potential threat and was waiting to see the party discredited. Though 20 MLAs have been disqualified it will not lose its majority. "Shouldn't Arvind Kejriwal resign?"

Reacting furiously to the EC order, AAP claimed the Chief Election Commissioner was trying to destabilise its government at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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BJP will gain significant margin in the seats if the Delhi Bypolls are conducted given the significant importance of this election in the 2019 General Election. Read Also: Arvind Kejriwal to address rally in Maharashtra "It is odd that the CEC has recommended disqualification of AAP MLAs without giving notice or a final hearing to legislators that too on his last working day." former Lok Sabha secretary-general P.D.T Achary told Mirror. "By delaying the disqualification by three weeks, the EC helped AAP".

"We have sought an appointment with the President".

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

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