New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 21, 2018, 01.55 PM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the party will approach the Supreme Court if necessary after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the recommendation by the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding offices of profit,
Earlier the Delhi CM blamed the centre for imposing a fake case on his MLAs. " They (BJP led centre) have put a false case on our 20 MLAs. The did not find anything even after conducting a CBI.They do not find anyone corrupt in the country except me. Everyone else in the country is honest," Kejriwal told reporters in Delhi.
They disqualified our MLAs after they did not get anything," he added.
Humare 20 MLAs pe jhoote case kar diye, mere upar CBI ki raid kara di aur tab bhi inko kuch nahi mila. Inko poore desh mein Kejriwal hi corrupt mila, baaki sab imaandaar hain. Jab kuch nahi hua toh inhone humare 20 MLAs ko disqualify kar diya:Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Najafgarh pic.twitter.com/bUYoXh0RYB
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.
Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha termed the disqualification of AAP MLAs " miscarriage of natural justice".
President's order disqualifying the 20 AAP MLAs is complete miscarriage of natural justice. No hearing, no waiting for High Court's order. It is Tughluqshahi of the worst order.