Arvind Kejriwal’s 20 AAP MLAs’ office of profit disqualification case in Delhi High court

By: | Updated: January 19, 2018 7:25 PM

AAP MLA Office of Profit Disqualification case in Delhi High Court: Aam Aadmi Party moved to the High Court against the recommendation of the Election Commission to disqualify 20 MLAs of the party in the office of profit case but to AAP's disappointment, HC refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the case.

Twenty AAP MLAs move to the High Court against EC recommendation to disqualify them in the office of profit case

AAP MLA Office of Profit Disqualification case in Delhi High Court: After the Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, on Friday (January 19), in the office of profit case against them, the legislators have moved to the Delhi High Court against the order. However, even the Delhi High Court has refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in Office of Profit case. Earlier, the pleas by seven MLAs was mentioned before a bench headed by acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal for urgent hearing, which was listed for Friday itself. Not to forget, the party reacted sharply to the incident with AAP leaders openly accusing the EC of working according to PM Narendra Modi’s wishes. The AAP’s decision to move to the High Court comes immediately after Arvind Kejriwal called up an emergency meeting at his residence. Earlier, the EC sent its recommendation of disqualifying AAP MLAs in the office of profit case to the President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, in March last year, the Election Commission had reserved its order on the plea of AAP MLAs that it should drop the case of the office of profit against them as their appointment as parliamentary secretaries has already been set aside by the Delhi High Court.

  • Original petitioner in case, lawyer Prashant Patel says Delhi HC can’t interfere in case, as per TV reports.
  • Delhi High Court will again hear Aam Aadmi Party’s plea on Monday (January 22).
  • The court said that it has already held the office held by AAP MLAs illegal.
  • Delhi High Court asked that the AAP MLAs whether or not the Election Commission issued them a notice. To this, the AAP MLAs responded in affirmative, but they argued that the EC summon did not mention the date of hearing, as per media reports.
  • Delhi High Court has refused to grant interim relief to Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in Office of Profit case.
  • Delhi High Court has asked Election Commission to clarify on AAP’s accusations, as per TV reports.
  • EC issued notices time and again but the party never appeared before the commission: Delhi HC, as per TV reports.
  • Reportedly, High Court rebuked the Aam Aadmi Party saying that the party never appeared before the Election Commission.
  • Mamata Banerjee tweets in support of Arvind Kejriwal. She wrote, “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 strongly with @arvindkejriwal and his team.”
  • Earlier, the Congress and the BJP demanded Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation on moral grounds.
  • AAP advocates claimed that EC gave its decision without even listening to the party’s stand, as per TV reports.
  • Six AAP MLAs are present at the High Court.
  • AAP complains that EC took a unilateral decision and didn’t hear the party’s stand.
  • Hearing of AAP’s case against EC order is underway in the High Court
  • AAP questions EC’s independence, says AK Joti took the decision to please Narendra Modi.
  • The hearing on 20 AAP MLA’s disqualification begins in Delhi High Court.

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