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AAP asks disqualified MLAs to be prepared for legal & electoral battles

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 22, 2018, 02.48 AM (IST)

The Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Admi Party MLAs for holding office of profit. \

Although the Arvind Kejriwal party has decided to take recourse to legal action, it has asked its disqualified members to be prepared to face legal and electoral action.

A by-poll is likely to be conducted in 6 months' time. 

Meanwhile, AAP moved the Delhi High Court seeking a relief, the matter was postponed and is now slated for a hearing tomorrow.

The party may also move the Supreme Court in the absence of a favourable ruling by the apex court.

"We hope to get justice on the court. Even if we don't get justice then we will go to the people's court which is the highest court," said Madanlal, who represented the Kasturba Nagar constituency prior to his disqualification.

"If we don't get a positive ruling then we will go to the people's court," noted Sarita Singh who represented Rohtas Nagar noted. 

Alka Lamba, who represented Chandani Chowk, said the disqualified lawmakers have confidence in the judiciary but are also ready to go back for a fresh mandate.

The party met the disqualified lawmakers twice in the last couple of days.

(With inputs from PTI)