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.
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
Will the 21 AAP MLAs, disqualified in an ‘Office of profit’ case, convince the EC of their innocence at the 21 July hearing?
President Mukherjee in June refused to sign a bill that allowed the 21 AAP MLAs to hold a second paying position as parliamentary secretary.
Had Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal taken a lesson from his predecessors both from his staunch opponent BJP and the Congress on appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries, it could have been a smooth ride for him.