New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant any interim relief to the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, whose names were recommended to the President by the Election Commission for disqualification, for allegedly holding the office of profit.
"A constitutional body can not be used for political vendetta". Most unfortunate. This goes against the principles of natural justice.
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".
This is how I would describe the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s reaction to the reported news of disqualification of 20 MLAs by the Election Commission. "In fact, a couple of AAP MLAs have become my friends during the course of hearing", Patel added.
Mizoram was the first state to disolve appointment of Parliamentary secretary after the SC order.
Anbalagan said AIADMK will give 15 days time to the MLAs "to relieve themselves of posts of chairmen and Parliamentary Secretary so as to remain only as legislators as my intention is not to disturb them".
The AAP and Kejriwal stood exposed before the people, Patra said. Our good governance has shut down the political shops of BJP and the Congress. 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.
"This move to disqualify MLAs comes just a year ahead of Lok Sabha polls and the Congress should understand that the Opposition should stand together".
In the present case, the petition originally sought disqualification of 21 MLAs, but one resigned a few months ago. "At this hour we are strongly with Arvind Kejriwal and his team", she tweeted. On Saturday, Rai said that Joti was principal secretary in Gujarat when Modi was the chief minister and he was Modi's closest officer. BJP people are having problem because of successes of the AAP government in three years.
The Delhi High Court, which heard the petition of the disqualified AAP MLAs, will take up the case on Monday after there is clarity on whether the President has given his assent to the Commission's recommendation. "20 of his party's MLAs were enjoying ministerial perks will now be disqualified", he said. "Arvind Kejriwal should take responsibility for moral defeat and resign", he said.