Disqualify parliamentary secretaries in the four states: AAP leaders to President

The delegation cited examples from four states — 11 parliamentary secretaries each in Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, four in Haryana and nine in Himachal Pradesh.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 15, 2016 2:41 am
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IN A 30-minute meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee, a delegation of top AAP leaders sought ‘disqualification’ of parliamentary secretaries in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for allegedly holding office of profit in addition to being MLAs. While making a case for their own 21 parliamentary secretaries, the delegation pointed out that while the AAP MLAs were not given any ‘pecuniary benefits’, those in other states drew salaries and other perks in addition to allowances as legislators.

The delegation submitted a memorandum to Mukherjee which read, “Chief Ministers of various states have administered oath to MLAs as chief parliamentary secretaries/ parliamentary secretaries. Appointment of these chief parliamentary secretaries/ parliamentary secretaries are prima facie in violation in letter and spirit of the Constitution as they are getting salaries, allotted VIP vehicles and other perks for which ministers in these states are entitled. It is very pertinent to bring to your notice that the financial condition of these states is bleeding.”

“In these circumstances where crores of rupees are being spent on these chief parliamentary secretaries/ parliamentary secretaries against the Constitution; it is respectfully prayed that these MLAs, who are holding office of profit in addition to being MLAs, should be immediately disqualified.”

The delegation cited examples from four states — 11 parliamentary secretaries each in Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, four in Haryana and nine in Himachal Pradesh.

After the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “In other states, parliamentary secretaries have been given red beacon cars, accommodation and all other perks equivalent to the status of a deputy minister. This amounts to office of profit while we have given no such pecuniary benefits.”

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:16 am
    KEJERIWALJI, YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR TIME ONLY IN FIGHTING , GOSSIPING AND SHOUTING WITHOUT WORKING IN DELHI AS CHIEF MINISTER . YOU STARTED THE CAREER OF A LAWYER , DOCTOR , POLICE , COMEDIAN AND ETC . POLITICS IS NOT CINEMA , SO JOIN CINEMA INDUSTRY WHERE YOU CAN TAKE MANY ROLES AND BECOME FAMOUS AND RICH AS YOU WISH. YOU HAVE TOP TAKE TREATMENT FOR YOUR MENTAL PROBLEMS ALSO BEFORE YOU JOIN CINEMA . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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      VISWALINGAM
      Oct 15, 2016 at 10:16 am
      KEJERIWALJI, YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR TIME ONLY IN FIGHTING , GOSSIPING AND SHOUTING WITHOUT WORKING IN DELHI AS CHIEF MINISTER . YOU STARTED THE CAREER OF A LAWYER , DOCTOR , POLICE , COMEDIAN AND ETC . POLITICS IS NOT CINEMA , SO JOIN CINEMA INDUSTRY WHERE YOU CAN TAKE MANY ROLES AND BECOME FAMOUS AND RICH AS YOU WISH. YOU HAVE TOP TAKE TREATMENT FOR YOUR MENTAL PROBLEMS ALSO BEFORE YOU JOIN CINEMA . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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        B K
        Oct 14, 2016 at 11:41 pm
        APP must plead to law body instead of crying for public sympathy. Next coming elections won't be like Delhi election where APP got active support from the dynasty congress party in return of not raising any voice against corruptions of congress party under Sheila Dixit ministry.
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