The AAP have been knocked out of the park with a recommendation of disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs in a case of Profit. This is a major set back to the ruling party of Delhi where they had a strong support of 65 MLAs being appointed, and now this reducing to 45 MLAs.
According to the policy of office of profit in Article 102 (1) (A) of the Indian constitution which bars a member of of the Indian Parliament from holding an office that would give its occupant the opportunity to gain a financial advantage or benefit. It refers to a post under central/state government which yields salaries, perks and other benefits.
One of the disqualified AAP MLA Alka Lamba has claimed that the EC has taken a unilateral decision.
Sambit Patra of the BJP has even mentioned about Arvind Kejriwal having to resign on moral grounds. He further pointed out about Arvind Kejriwal’s autocratic rule.
This is not the first time the recent party AAP has got into trouble
- Delhi Police has booked 13 AAP MLAs for offences of molestation, rioting, kidnapping and forgery in March of 2017.
- AAP MLA Akhilesh Tripathi has been filed for causing hurt, sexual harassment and molestation in February of 2015.
- A multi crore water tanker scam has been reported by Kapil Mishra ex water minister of Delhi blaming Satyender Jain had given 2 crore to Kejriwal.
Arvind Kejriwal has been very confident on his stand for his MLAs and has even noted that Truth will prevail in the end. Arvind Kejriwal has even called the BJP party a group of ‘traitors, backstabbers and riot instigators.’