AAP MLAs disqualification: Facing a massive blow after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the recommendation of disqualification by EC, one of the disqualified AAP MLAs, Alka Lamba has said that the decision taken by the President was in haste. She further said, “Unfortunate that the President took the decision in such haste, without giving us a chance to speak. It’s an act of Centre using constitutional institutions. We’ve trust on the judiciary. Doors of HC & SC are open for us. On Friday, Election Commission had recommended to the President, the disqualification of 20 AAP MLA’s for allegedly holding the Office of Profit. In its response, Aam Aadmi Party had targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi behind all this. They went on to say that the Election Commission was acting according to PM’s wish. Party Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal maintained that he and his party were treading the path of truth and that in the end, truth shall prevail.
In his tweet, “Many obstacles come into your way when you walk on the path of truth and honesty. The path of the truth is full of obstacles but visible and invisible powers of the universe come out to help you when you walk on it. And in the end, the truth prevails.” While Congress, BJP, and Anna Hazare had turned their back against AAP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out in open support. She criticised the poll body sharply and said the poll body cannot be used for political vendetta. She tweeted, “Poll body cannot be used for political vendetta. “A Constitutional body cannot be used for political vendetta. The 20 AAP MLAs were not even given a hearing by the Hon EC. Most unfortunate. This goes against the principles of natural justice. At this hour we are strong with @arvindkejriwal and his team.”
The disqualification has put the party under pressure as its 20 seats have fallen vacant and the party’s name has been further defamed, but the party is maintaining that their trust in the judiciary is still alive. Deputy CM of AAP, Manish Sisodia said that AAP will also go to court on the matter. “We hope to get justice in court and the case will not stand. Even if justice was denied us in the court, we will go to the people’s court which is the biggest court, ” he said.