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BJP's Manoj Tiwari says AAP MLAs facing disqualification should return financial benefits from offices of profit

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday welcomed the presidential nod to the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs, saying that the decision has "protected" India's democratic values.

File image of Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwary. Twitter/@ManojTiwariMP

File image of Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari. Twitter/@ManojTiwariMP

"The people of Delhi feel that the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs must now return all financial benefits they were given from the day they were appointed as parliamentary secretaries," said Tiwari.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday accepted the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 MLAs of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party for holding offices of profit.

A notification issued by the law ministry quoted the president as saying that in the light of the opinion expressed by the Election Commission (EC), the 20 members of the Delhi legislative assembly have been disqualified.


Updated Date: Jan 21, 2018 17:49 PM

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