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Binny moves Delhi HC, seeks clarification on vote against AAP whip

Delhi High Court has given the Delhi government a day's time to respond to Binny's plea. (PTI Photo) Delhi High Court has given the Delhi government a day's time to respond to Binny's plea. (PTI Photo)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: February 18, 2014 4:48 pm

Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking clarification of his status whether he can vote against the AAP whip without being disqualified.

Hearing the plea, the court has given the Delhi government a day’s time to respond to Binny’s plea. Argument regarding whether Binny could approach court in anticipation will be heard tomorrow.

Binny’s lawyer Rahul Raj Malik said that the plea was filed ‘in anticipation’ as there were reports that another party may soon form the government. “What if I want to vote on any bill introduced by the new government which goes against AAP whip?” questioned Binny’s lawyer.

The lawyer argued that Binny should be allowed to vote independently and that he shall not have to follow AAP’s decisions.

Court of Justice Manmohan asked what was the threat to his membership with the Assembly in suspension.

Justice Manmohan said he was inclined to grant same protection as was given to Amar Singh and Jaya Prada after expulsion.

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