AAP moves court for intervention into legislators’ disqualification; heres what happened so far
Its a political crisis of sorts for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in national capital Delhi.
Even as the Delhi High Court will today hear the Aam Aadmi Party’s appeal against the disqualification of 20 legislators from the Delhi assembly in connection with the offices of profit, there are many who believe that the state is headed for polls.
This is because the President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission to disqualify these legislators.
The party has only courts to pin its hopes on and if the High Court rejects the AAP’s appeal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party would move to the apex court.
Earlier on Sunday, the AAP leaders had requested the President to hear their side before accepting the poll panel’s recommendation, but President Kovind did not entertain their request and signed off on disqualifying the party’s MLAs yesterday.
Though if the courts do not intervene and stop the disqualification, by-elections will have to be held for the 20 seats.
Although, this will not impact the majority status of the AAP in Delhi assembly, the party will sure face lot of pressure from the state electorate. >