AAP govt in danger, Delhi may face elections

The Aam Admi Party (Aap) lead by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will land into trouble as The President Pranab Mukherjee has refused to give his nod to a bill amending the law on ‘Office Of Profit’, which will further raise question on the fate of 21 Aap MLA’s.

Basically, Aap Legislators who has been appointed as Parliamentary secretaries last year will come under trouble for holding an office of profit which is violation of law by these elected members.

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According to the sources, the Delhi government’s Law department has received a letter from President’s office seeking legal alternative of these MLA’s.

The Home Ministry sources said once the President has refused, the legislators will automatically stands disqualified, making an election necessary in Delhi.

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The Aap has 67 seats in Delhi assembly where the total number of seats in the assembly is of 70 members.
“The President has withheld his assent to the bill and it has been conveyed to the lieutenant governor,” said a home ministry spokesperson.

 

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