Election Commission of India recommends to President to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is learnt to have recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs be disqualified on the office-of-profit charge. The President is bound by the Commission’s recommendation.

The Commission, however, refused to comment on the issue, stating that the matter was sub judice.

As and when the President issues orders for the disqualification of these legislators, the ECI will have to conduct by-polls for their respective seats. Currently, 65 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly are held by Aam Aadmi Party members.

Seven MLAs from the AAP have moved Delhi High Court against the EC’s recommendation.

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