• Associate Sponsor

President refuses assent to Kejriwal govt’s Bill over office of profit, fate of 21 AAP MLAs hangs in balance

The refusal puts a question mark over the membership of 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who have been appointed Parliamentary Secretaries by the Arvind Kejriwal government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2016 9:35 pm
arvind kejriwal, kejriwal mohalla clinic, aap mohalla clinic, mohalla clinic in delhi, 1000 mohalla clinic, aap medical college, aap promises, aap education, aap health, delhi news, ncr news, aap news The refusal puts a question mark over the membership of 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who have been appointed Parliamentary Secretaries by the Arvind Kejriwal government.

In a major setback to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, President  Pranab Mukjerhjee on Monday refused assent to a Delhi government Bill to exclude the post of Parliamentary Secretary from the office of profit.

The refusal puts a question mark over the membership of 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who have been appointed Parliamentary Secretaries by the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Petitions have been filed with the President seeking disqualification of the these MLAs on the ground that they occupied office of profit in violation of Constitution.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

Acting as a quasi judicial body, the Election Commission to whom the President referred the issue has sought replies of the MLAs.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Government had sought an amendment to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997.

Through the Bill, the AAP government wanted “retrospective” exemption for the parliamentary secretaries from disqualification provisions.

The Bill was forwarded by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to the Centre, which in turn was sent to the President with its comments.

However, the President did not give his assent to the Bill, official sources said.

On March 13, 2015, Kejriwal had passed an order appointing the 21 party MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries.

Subsequently, the AAP government had sought an amendment to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997.

For all the latest Delhi News, download Indian Express App

  1. I
    Indian
    Jun 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    Obviously, BJP/RSS feel threatened by AAP so they are doing whatever they can do to damage AAP.
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. C
      Chandu Shah
      Jun 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      what's new. Has ever said anything good about anybody He is a proper Mafia.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. C
        Chander Pal
        Jun 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm
        A K is an ultra negative person with a poisonous mind set for he vomits poison every time with the help of biased media. 68% of milk in Delhi NCR is contaminated; Delhi government schools are a laughing stock of education, in case we can call it that; thousands of quacks are running the medical 'industry'; desi Mithai shops are using 'varak' made out of aluminium and is made just along Ajmeri Gate area yet no one is bothered. A K is always on a stage mouthing leftist, ultra negative filmi dialogues for media coverage. There is lot to do in case he wants to.
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. D
          Dinesh
          Jun 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm
          Prem you licking Kejriwal arshe ya
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. I
            IslamForFooools
            Jun 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm
            Go Middle East see how you Christ slaves are genocided, next is EUrope, including Vatican, go there save it
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments
            Adda