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EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 January 2018, 15:29 IST
Election Commission (ANI)

The Election Commission is learnt to have recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding the office of profit.
In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind, the Election Commission said by being parliamentary secretaries, they held the office of profit and were liable to be disqualified as MLAs of the Delhi Assembly, highly placed sources said.
The President is bound to go by the recommendation of the Commission.

In cases where petitions are made seeking disqualification of lawmakers, the President sends a reference to the EC which decides on the case by sending back its opinion.
In the present case, the petition was made to disqualify 21 MLAs, but one had resigned a few months back
There, however, was no official word from the Commission.
When contacted, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said since the matter is sub judice, he would not offer any comment on the issue.


First published: 19 January 2018, 15:29 IST