Delhi HC Restores Membership Of 20 AAP MLAs Disqualified By Election Commission

The Logical Indian Crew Delhi

March 23rd, 2018 / 3:26 PM

Courtesy: The Economic Times | Image credits: inkhabar

In a massive relief to the Kejriwal-led AAP government, the Delhi High Court today restored membership of 20 MLAs of the party disqualified in January by the President on the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC).

After the court order, the EC will now re-hear the office of profit case. High Court said violation of oral hearing norms by EC and failure to communicate that OP Rawat after recusing had rejoined proceedings were the reasons to quash the January 19 order, reported The Economic Times.



Background

The Election Commision had recommended disqualification of 20-AAP MLA’s for allegedly holding “offices of profit’. The MLAs were allegedly appointed as parliamentary secretaries to assist various ministries of the state.

The controversy started after AAP’s victory during the Assembly elections in 2015. The EC had said the MLAs, by occupying the post of parliamentary secretaries between March 13, 2015 and September 8, 2016, held office of profit, and were liable to be disqualified as legislators.

AAP has a massive majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly with 65 seats.

Some of the MLAs disqualified were Praveen Kumar, Sharad Kumar, Adarsh Shastri, Madan Lal, Charan Goel, Sarita Singh, Naresh Yadav, Jarnail Singh and Rajesh Gupta.


Also Read:

Setback For AAP: EC Recommends Disqualification Of 20 AAP MLAs For Holding ‘Office Of Profit’

Disqualified AAP MLAs Don’t Have Right To Oral Hearings, Says Election Commission


Contributors

Written by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Edited by :

Related Stories

AAP MLAs Lokayukta

50 AAP MLAs Refuse To Declare Assets To Lokayukta, Say There Is No Law Prescribing It

AAP mlas president

President Kovind Dismisses Petition To Disqualify 27 AAP MLAs In Office Of Profit Case

Delhi CS Assault Case: Charge Sheet Filed Against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia And 11 AAP MLAs

sc st act restored

SC/ST Act: Supreme Court ‘Dilutes’, Govt Restores Provisions; All In 5 Months

Disqualified AAP MLAs Don’t Have Right To Oral Hearings, Says Election Commission

Alleged Assault On Chief Secretary By AAP MLAs: A Timeline Of Events

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Gujarat Govt Sets Up Call Centre To “Keep An Eye” On Over 1.95 Lakh School Teachers

Get Inspired

Kerala’s Organic Farmers Association Wins International Award For Innovative Farming Methods

News

Automobile Sales Dropped By 16%, Car Companies To Cut Down Production; Economists Say Worrying Sign

News

Worst Humanitarian Crisis Grips Yemen, 18.4 Million Yemenis Face The Risk Of Death Due To Famine

Exclusive

Two Manipuri Transgenders Raped At Knifepoint In Bengaluru; Three Arrested

News

With NDA Predicted To Win 2019 General Elections, Know All About Exit Polls

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.