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Office of Profit case: EC extends deadline for AAP MLAs to respond to notice

News Agencies | First published: 18 October 2016, 21:12 IST
Office of Profit case: EC extends deadline for AAP MLAs to respond to notice

The Election Commission (EC), on 18 October, gave 19 AAP MLAs time up till 21 October to file their reply in the petition demanding their disqualification for holding Office of Profit.

On 18 October, 19 out of 21 AAP MLAs had sought time to file replies before the Election Commission saying they need more time to study the documents as the pen drives provided by the poll panel were faulty.

The MLAs, who are facing prospects of disqualification for allegedly holding Office of Profit, have also asked for time claiming that lawyers were unavailable due to which they could not file their response.

The petition to disqualify AAP MLAs was filed by advocate Prashant Patel. "The Commission has considered the application for extension of time and decided to grant further time up to October 21...subject to the condition that a copy of reply has to be served on the petitioner (Patel) by October 20," he said.

--PTI

First published: 18 October 2016, 21:12 IST
 
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