WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 21, 2018, 10.25 AM
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.
Unfortunate that the President took the decision in such haste, without giving us chance to speak. It's an act of Centre using constitutional institutions. We've trust on judiciary. Doors of HC & SC is open for us.: Alka Lamba, one of the 20 disqualified AAP MLAs #OfficeOfProfitpic.twitter.com/BckXd6C11U