Delhi High Court to hear disqualified AAP MLAs appeal today 

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WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 29, 2018, 03.21 AM (IST)

The Delhi Court is all set to hear an appeal filed by 20 disqualified lawmakers of the Aam Aadmi Party today.

The members were disqualified on January 21 after a recommendation by the Election Commission for holding office of profit. 

Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal denied the accusation.

Kejriwal called President Kovind's order "undemocratic".

In an open letter to Delhiites, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia described the disqualification as "dirty politics".

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to pass any interim order on staying the Centre's notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs.

Although a bypoll was "imposed" on Delhi, the court had asked the Election Commission not to make any announcement regarding bypolls in Delhi until January 29, the next date of hearing in the case.

The high court also noted that the elections cannot be held in Delhi until it reaches a conclusion in the case.