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 Office Of Profit: President Ram Nath Kovind Accepts Disqualification Of 20 AAP MLAs


Office Of Profit: President Ram Nath Kovind Accepts Disqualification Of 20 AAP MLAs

Last Updated on : 21 Jan,2018 | Source : UNT News Desk

New Delhi:
Troubles have escalated for Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party as President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday accepted the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 MLAs of AAP for holding offices of profit.
A notification issued by the law ministry quoted the President as saying that in the light of the opinion expressed by the Election Commission (EC), the 20 members of the Delhi legislative assembly have been disqualified.

Praveen Kumar-Jangpura MLA
Sharad Kumar-Narela MLA
Adarsh Shastri-Dwarka MLA
Madan Lal-Kasturba Nagar MLA
Shiv Charan Goel-Moti nagar MLA
Sanjeev Jha-Burari MLA
Sarita Singh-Rohtas Nagar MLA
Naresh Yadav-Mehrauli MLA
Jarnail Singh-Tilak Nagar MLA
Rajesh Gupta-Wazirpur north MLA
Som Dutt-Sadar Bazar MLA
Rajesh Rishi-Janakpuri West MLA
Avtar Singh-Kalkaji MLA
Kailash Gahlot-Najafgarh MLA
Vijender Singh Vijay-Rajinder Nagar MLA
Anil Kumar Bajpai-Gandhi Nagar MLA
Manoj Kumar-Kondli MLA
Alka Lamba-Chandni Chowk MLA
Nitin Tyagi-Laxmi Nagar MLA
Sukhvir Singh - Mundka MLA
The AAP MLAs were appointed parliamentary secretaries and their appointment was described as them holding offices of profit by a petitioner.
In a blow to the AAP, the EC had on Friday asked the President to disqualify its 20 MLAs.
All the 20 AAP MLAs had moved the Delhi High Court challenging the EC's recommendation but Justice Rekha Palli had refused to pass any interim order.

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