The 20 AAP MLAs met party chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi on Friday evening. Photograph:( ANI )
In a major relief to the AAP, the high court today set aside the Election Commission's recommendation and the subsequent Centre's notification disqualifying 20 of its MLAs in the office of profit case
After the high court set aside the Election Commission order disqualifying 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly) in an office of profit case, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called it a "victory of truth."
"It is a victory of truth. The elected representatives were wrongfully disqualified. The high court has given justice to the people of Delhi. It is their victory. Congratulations to the people of Delhi," wrote Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter.
सत्य की जीत हुई। दिल्ली के लोगों द्वारा चुने हुए प्रतिनिधियों को ग़लत तरीक़े से बर्खास्त किया गया था। दिल्ली हाई कोर्ट ने दिल्ली के लोगों को न्याय दिया। दिल्ली के लोगों की बड़ी जीत। दिल्ली के लोगों को बधाई। https://t.co/eDayHziHSn— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 23, 2018
Those who were playing games have been defeated, the AAP said.
Arvind Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia too welcomed the order as he joined the AAP legislators in thumping tables in the Delhi Assembly during its ongoing Budget session.
The MLAs shouted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" in the Assembly after the order.
The Speaker has allowed them to attend assembly.
In a major relief to the AAP, the high court today set aside the Election Commission's recommendation and the subsequent Centre's notification disqualifying 20 of its MLAs in the office of profit case.
A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar said that the notification disqualifying the MLAs was bad in law and remanded their plea back to the EC which will hear it afresh.