AAP legislators approach High Court; against disqualification; heres more
Twenty Aam Aadmi Party legislators approached the Delhi High Court seeking to quash their disqualification by President Ram Nath Kovind.
It need be mentioned that the President approved with the disqualification on the recommendation of Election Commission of India.
The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear the matter tomorrow.
Appearing on behalf of one of the MLAs, advocate Manish Vashisht submitted before the bench that the matter required urgent listing given the notification disqualifying 20 members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
The plea by the MLAs has also sought a stay and quashing of the government’s notification stating the President had held that the MLAs stand disqualified under the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act.
The notification came two days after the EC wrote to the President recommending the disqualification of the MLAs for holding office of profit while serving as Parliamentary Secretaries between March 13, 2015 and September 8, 2016. >