Office of profit case: President Kovind approves EC's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 21, 2018, 10.25 AM (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved a recommendation by the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding offices of profit.

Election Commission on Friday asked President Kovind to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for being parliamentary secretaries.

The disqualification will not endanger the Arvind Kejriwal government but its numbers will come down to 45 in the 70-seat Delhi Assembly. The party would still enjoy a comfortable majority in the assembly.

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Meanwhile, the case of disqualification of AAP MLAs is up for hearing at the Delhi High Court on Monday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with the 20 MLAs at his residence on Saturday, 20 January.

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