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AAP MLA Disqualification


Election Commission’s action to disqualify AAP MLAs was patently malafide

March 24, 2018 11:10 am

The High Court’s observations on the EC have cast a shadow of doubt over the impartiality of the body. Yet another institution appears to have been compromised by the Narendra Modi government.

Office-of-profit case: Poll Panel rattled, one Commissioner says should follow verdict ‘letter and spirit'

March 24, 2018 7:25 am

The Delhi High Court set aside the disqualification of AAP legislators on Friday on the ground that the EC’s opinion was “bad in law” and against principles of natural justice as it decided the matter without holding any hearing on the merits of the office-of-profit complaint.

Office-of-profit case: Delhi HC strikes down disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, says EC order is bad in law

March 24, 2018 7:28 am

Setting aside the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, the Delhi High Court Friday said the Election Commission recommendation in the office-of-profit case was “bad in law”, “vitiated” and failed to “comply with the principles of natural justice”.

AAP MLA’s disqualification plea highlights: Congress says will fight office-of-profit case again

March 23, 2018 8:17 pm

AAP MLA's disqualification plea LIVE UPDATES: Delhi High Court quashed the presidential order on AAP's 'office of profit' and sent it back for reconsideration to the Election Commission. In a big victory for AAP, the membership of its 20 MLAs was restored.

Office of profit: Delhi HC quashes notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs, Kejriwal calls it victory of truth

March 23, 2018 7:29 pm

AAP MLAs' disqualification plea: Striking down the Election Commission's order disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs, the Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the Presidential notification and directed the poll body to hear the case once again.

AAP MLA disqualification case: Delhi High Court verdict on 20 MLAs today

March 23, 2018 12:04 pm

AAP MLAs disqualification plea: The recommendations for disqualification was forwarded to the President on January 19, and Kovind accepted it the next day. The office of profit case pertains to the appointment of the MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries in the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet.

Didn’t violate natural justice in disqualifying AAP MLAs: EC

February 23, 2018 3:10 am

The EC's counsel was arguing on the allegation raised by AAP MLAs that the EC had not given them the opportunity to hold an oral hearing in the matter, violating the principles of natural justice.

AAP MLAs given hearing, no violation of natural justice: Election Commission tells Delhi HC

February 22, 2018 9:05 pm

The ECI said it afforded the MLAs ample opportunity to come and participate in several hearings, which clearly demonstrated and proved that the principles of natural justice have been duly complied with.

Office of profit case: No chance given to explain, AAP MLAs tell Delhi HC

February 12, 2018 9:16 pm

The AAP MLAs counsel submitted that the EC's order is not only "wrong and erroneous", it is also "unfortunately not acting fairly" and has failed to discharge its statutory duty.

AAP MLAs' plea against disqualification not maintainable, Election Commission tells Delhi HC

February 04, 2018 7:58 pm

In its affidavit, the Election Commission also opposed the AAP MLAs' claim that they were never afforded a hearing before the panel, leading to violation of the principle of natural justice