Office of profit: AAP’s moment of joy as Delhi HC reinstates 20 MLAshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/office-of-profit-aaps-moment-of-joy-as-delhi-hc-reinstates-20-mlas-5108693/

Office of profit: AAP’s moment of joy as Delhi HC reinstates 20 MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the Presidential notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs from the state legislative Assembly in the office of profit case. Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind had ordered disqualification of the MLAs based on the recommendation of the Election Commission, which suggested that they had “flouted the principles of natural justice”

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

AAP MLAs celebrate outside the Delhi High Court in New Delhi on Friday. The HC has asked the Election Commission to review its order on their disqualification from the Delhi legislative Assembly. (Express Photo/Abhinav Saha)

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

The Delhi HC on Friday found no violation of natural justice and said there was no oral hearing given to the AAP MLAs before disqualifying them from the state Assembly. (Express Photo/Abhinav Saha)

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

The case pertains to the appointment of the MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries in the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

Hailing the Delhi HC's order, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Satya ki jeet hui. Delhi ke logon dwara chune huye pratinidhi ko galat tareeke se barkhaast kia gaya tha. Delhi HC ne Delhi ke logon ko nyaay diya. Delhi ke logon ki badi jeet. Delhi ke logon ko badhai (Truth has won. Elected representatives of Delhi were wrongly dismissed. Delhi High Court has given justice to the people of Delhi. This is a big victory for the people of Delhi and I congratulate them),” he tweeted. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

Supporters enjoying after the Delhi HC quashed the disqualification of AAP MLAs (Express Photo/Abhinav Saha)

AAP MLAs, supporters enjoying as Delhi High Court quashes Presidential notification

AAP MLAs flash victory signs after the Delhi HC quashed their disqualification. (Express Photo/Abhinav Saha)