New Delhi: One day after Arvind Kejriwal-led government in the national capital which failed to get a not from the President to exclude the post of Parliamentary Secretaries from the office of profit, saw the CM attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over disqualification of the 21 AAP MLAs.
In his statement to the media, Kejriwal said, “Our Parliamentary Secretaries don’t get a penny, still everyone is after them and Modiji wants to disqualify them. If he wants to disqualify, then all the Parliamentary Secretaries in the country should be disqualified.”
Further in his statement, Kejriwal said that the central government was doing so as Modi is scared of AAP.
However, BJP leader and MP Meenakshi Lekhi said, “This is an open and shut case. The Election Commission must take a final call on the disqualification issue at the earliest.”
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He added, “It is high time the CM also learns the administrative skills of the Prime Minister. They (AAP) have been caught on the wrong foot.”
Demanding disqualification of the AAP MLAs at the earliest, Congress leader AJah Maken said, “We have already demanded the disqualification of the 21 MLAs who were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries by passing the procedures.”
On Monday, President Pranabh Mukherjee refused to sign the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act which was put forth to him by the office of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the central government.
List of the 21 AAP MLAs includes – Alka Lamba, Praveen Kumar, Sharad Kumar, Adarsh Shastri, Madan Lal, Shiv Charan Goel, Sanjeev Jha, Sarita Singh, Naresh Yadav, Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar), Rajesh Gupta, Anil Kumar Bajpai, Som Dutt, Avtar Singh, Vijender Garg, Jarnail Singh (Rajouri Garden), Kailash Gahlot, Manoj Kumar, Nitin Tyagi, Rajesh Rishi and Sukhbir Singh Dalal.