It is learnt that in identical replies, the AAP MLAs have stated: “Seeking details of assets and liabilities was beyond the Lokayukta’s jurisdiction; the complaint is politically motivated and the laws cited by the complainant were applicable only to MPs, not MLAs.”
While the AAP hit back at the Lokayukta, Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba said she will immediately respond to the notice and that it was her personal decision. On whether other AAP MLAs will follow suit, she told The Indian Express: “The party has not been talking to me.”
Khaira, who has not resigned as an MLA, had earlier attacked party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that his "dictatorial" attitude had shattered the dreams of Indians and the Punjabis for a clean alternative to the decayed and rotten system.
BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who was marshalled out of the House when he came into the Well, alleged that he was manhandled and his turban was allegedly forcefully removed during the adjournment in the House.
The trigger: a resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly earlier in the day, demanding that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of the Bharat Ratna since he had “justified the 1984 anti-Sikh riots”.
O P Rawat said the deleted voters’ survey carried out in Tughlakabad on the AAP’s request has established that no deletion was wrongful, even as the Delhi Assembly passed a resolution demanding that the survey be scaled up to cover the entire city.
The Delhi High Court had yesterday directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and two other officers to appear before the committees of Delhi Legislative Assembly, which had issued notices to them, warning them of contempt if they did not do so.