more-inThe disqualified MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party told the Delhi High Court on Monday that their disqualification “will not arise” till it is proved that they were getting pecuniary benefits by holding the posts of parliamentary secretaries. The former MLAs made their submissions during a nearly three-hour long hearing of their pleas challenging their disqualification for holding offices of profit. They denied having received any monetary benefit or perks, including official vehicles, in their capacity as parliamentary secretaries. The Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had appointed the parliamentary secretaries after coming to power in February 2015. This was challenged by an advocate Prashant Patel who made a representation to the President to disqualify them for holding office of profit.
Source: The Hindu February 19, 2018 20:21 UTC