1. 21 AAP MLAs issue: Kejriwal trains guns on PM Modi; says PM doesn’t respect democracy, fearful of AAP

21 AAP MLAs issue: Kejriwal trains guns on PM Modi; says PM doesn’t respect democracy, fearful of AAP

Rattled by President's rejection of an amendment aimed at retrospectively exempting the appointment of 21 AAP MLAs as parliamentary secretaries, Kejriwal has once again trained his guns at Modi.

By: | Published: June 14, 2016 11:51 AM
Kejriwal reacted sharply to the development and targeted Modi, alleging that he does not respect democracy and was only fearful of the AAP.(PTI Photo) Kejriwal reacted sharply to the development and targeted Modi, alleging that he does not respect democracy and was only fearful of the AAP.(PTI Photo)

NEW DELHI: Rattled by President Pranab Mukherjee’s rejection of an amendment aimed at retrospectively exempting the appointment of 21 AAP MLAs as parliamentary secretaries, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has once again trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted sharply to the development and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he does not respect democracy and was only fearful of the AAP. Kejriwal took to the twitter to express his anger. He said no MLA was given a single paisa, car or bungalow in their capacity as Parliamentary Secretary and said they were giving services for free.

“Modiji says all of you sit at home. Should not work,” he said adding MLAs were tasked to look after power supply, water supply, functioning of hospitals and schools. “Modiji says neither will work nor will allow to work,”Kejriwal said.

 

On March 13, 2015, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had passed an order appointing the 21 party MLAs, including Alka Lamba, Jarnail Singh, Adarsh Shastri and Rajesh Gupta, as parliamentary secretaries.

The Delhi Government had sought an amendment to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997 through which it had sought “retrospective” exemption for the parliamentary secretaries from disqualification provisions.

The Bill was forwarded by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to the Centre, which in turn was sent to the President with its comments. Petitions have been filed with the President seeking disqualification of the these MLAs on the ground that they occupied office of profit in violation of Constitution.

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