After Delhi, Congress demands similar disqualification of 11 MLAs in BJP's Chattisgarh

Karnataka

Karnataka

The commission did not agree, writing to the president in June previous year that the MLAs "did hold de facto the office of parliamentary secretaries" from March 13, 2015 to September 8, 2016.

The 20 MLAs had a meeting with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia, and other senior AAP leaders at the chief minister's residence on Saturday, when they made a decision to approach the president.

Justice Palli on Friday said she was not inclined to pass any order or issue notice and asked the EC to clarify the queries raised by her.

In a major blow to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Election Commission has recommended to the President that 20 Aam Aadmi Party legislators be disqualified for holding offices of profit as parliamentary secretaries.

AAP can not hide its "political crookedness" by hiding behind its predecessor Sheila Dixit doing the same thing in 2006 with19 MLAs. It was not that the BJP and the Congress appointed parliamentary secretaries. He had created 21 parliamentary secretary posts to please his restive MLAs, which led to filing of complaints before the EC. The mandate it got in Delhi Assembly elections is a testimony to the fact that people actually saw AAP as a political alternatively to BJP and Congress.

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The BJP was quick to question if the AAP government had any "moral right" left after the EC's recommendation to the president.

While the AAP defended itself saying the poll panel's functioning had "touched a new low", the Trinamool Congress said the poll body should not be used to settle political scores. He said the BJP stands prepared for elections "any moment". BJP people are having problem because of successes of the AAP government in three years. The by-elections for these 20 seats, if and when they are held, would be taken as a referendum on his government. And now, the election commission's decision to disqualify 20 ministers from the party has once again brought him closer to controversy.

Meanwhile following the shocking move, the AAP has approached the Delhi High Court against EC's recommendation to disqualify its MLAs. "Shouldn't Arvind Kejriwal resign?"

The Drama has already begun with the news of the disqualification of the 20 AAP MLAs, The AAP has blamed the Election Commission of bias and working on the direction of the central government. "We appeal to the President to hear our view too, MLAs will meet President also", Sisodia said. "20 of his party's MLAs were enjoying ministerial perks will now be disqualified", he said.

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