The Supreme Court on Monday refused to provide protection to the rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA, Devinder Sehrawat from a possible disqualification from the Delhi assembly.
The apex court dismissed his petition seeking to be declared an independent MLA within the Delhi assembly.
Aam Aadmi Party in September had suspended the Bijwasan MLA Col Sehrawat from primary membership.
“Sehrawat has been suspended by the disciplinary committee till pending enquiry,” AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey had said.
Sehrawat, a former army officer, had first contested on AAP ticket in 2013 but had lost elections. The party, however, had given him a ticket the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, where he was unsuccessful once again.
However, a year later, he won from Brijwasan assembly constituency.
before being suspended from the party’s primary membership, Sehrawat had shot off a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he will be held “responsible” if 21 MLAs appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries lose their Assembly membership in the wake of a Delhi High Court order.
He can be disqualified from the assembly if the Speaker chooses to act against him. However, the Speaker will only act if the party lodges a formal complaint against him.