Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met 20 MLAs, who the Election Commission has reportedly disqualified in its recommendations to the President on Friday.
The meeting reportedly began at 4.30 PM on Friday afternoon at his residence at 6 Flagstaff Road. Sources said that Kejriwal had called these MLAs to calm their nerves and also assure that there was no immediate danger to their future and legislators.
Speaking to reporters, Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, expressed his shock on the EC’s recommendations calling it unconstitutional.
He said that his party had sought time to meet the President adding that the principle of natural justice was not followed.
The EC on Friday had reportedly recommended the disqualification of 20 MLAs to the President of India.
Sisodia also reiterated that the 20 MLAs, who were appointed parliamentary secretaries, were not paid a ‘single rupee.’
“I will tell you what the real office of profit is. Three years ago, when our party came to power, we reduced the electricity bills. We’ve not allowed the electricity traffic to increase. We also supplied free water… Our good governance has shut down the political shops of BJP and the Congress. Hence their frustration,” Sisodia said.
Sisodia also alleged that his MLAs were not given a chance to present their case.