Aam Aadmi Party on Friday approaches the High Court in Delhi against Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 of its MLAs. This was after the poll panel reportedly sent its recommendation to the President of India to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profits.The leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta had asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to resign on moral grounds. If indeed the President gives his nod to the EC’s recommendations, the AAP’s strength in the assembly constituencies will be reduced to 46.
AAP government’s media advisor, Nagendar Sharma had tweeted, “This must be the first ever recommendation in EC history where a recommendation has been sent without even hearing the main matter on merits. NO HEARING TOOK PLACE IN EC ON THE POINT OF OFFICE OF PROFIT (sic)”
Meanwhile AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha tweeted saying that the EC had taken a decision to disqualify without the hearing the matter on merits. He wrote, “ EC hasn’t even heard the OoP matter on merits and now makes ill-founded recommendations without giving AAP MLAs an opportunity of being heard. Blatant violation of principles of natural justice. This is taking vendetta to next level.”