Office of profit case against AAP MLAs: Delhi HC says allowing legislators to summon witnesses could prolong the case
The AAP MLAs are seeking summoning of witnesses before the Election Commission to show that they have not received any "actual" benefit from their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries.
The 20 AAP MLAs, who were disqualified on the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation for holding office of profit, have withdrawn from the Delhi High Court their earlier plea challenging the poll panel's initial decision to hear the issue.
The Delhi High Court on Monday transferred to a division bench the pleas of AAP MLAs, seeking quashing of their disqualification from the Delhi Assembly for holding office of profit.
AAP office of profit row: Contradicting provisions on MLAs holding govt posts warrant fairer laws to avoid disputes
The Joint Committee on Office of Profit has opined that there are three elements that need to be looked at for an office to constitute an ‘Office of Profit’.
Office of Profit case updates: AAP withdraws plea on MLAs' disqualification, Delhi HC to hear main petition on 20 March
Six AAP MLAs had approached the Delhi High Court on Friday, after the Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 of the party's MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
AAP withdraws plea challenging MLAs' disqualification, to file fresh application in Delhi High Court
The 20 disqualified AAP MLAs on Monday withdrew their application from the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission's recommendation in the office of profit case, saying they would file a fresh plea after examining the notification for their disqualification.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday accused prime minister Narendra Modi and his government of trying to "murder democracy" and alleged that the Election Commission (ECI) had taken a unilateral and biased decision to recommend disqualification 20 AAP legislators
Delhi office of profit row updates: Kapil Mishra claims 20 AAP MLAs were given cars, offices as parliamentary secretaries
The Election Commission on Friday decided to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs for allegedly holding offices of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. The poll panel has has sent its recommendation to the President for his assent.