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BJP says Congress MLAs have 'office of profit' in Delhi

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 3 (UNI) Aiming to turn the tables on the Congress -- which has been protesting against MP and senior BJP leader V K Malhotra holding an Office of Profit -- the opposition BJP pressed for cancellation of membership of 19 Congress MLAs of Delhi Assembly on the same charge today.

With 47 members in a house of 70, the Congress government will lose its simple majority in case the demand is met.

A BJP delegation led by leader of the Opposition Jagdish Mukhi handed over a memorandum to Speaker Choudhary Prem Singh seeking disqualification of the MLAs who are also chairing various boards and committees.

The 19 MLAs named in the memorandum were: MLAs Naseeb Singh, Mr Narendra Nath, Mr Mateen Ahmed, Mr Bijendra Singh, Mr Brahm Pal, Mr Rajesh Lilothia, Mr Veer Singh Dhingan, Mr Ashok Ahuja, Ms Anjali Rai, Mr Balram Tanwar, Mr Vijay Singh Lochav, Mr Rajesh Jain, Mr Amrish Singh Gautam, Mr Kanwar Karan Singh, Mr Bhisham Sharma, Mt Tajdar Babbar, Mr Mahabal Mishra, Mr Prahalad Singh Sahney and Ms Kiran Walia.

While Mr Naseeb Singh is Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, the others are chairing various boards and committees.

The story is in contrast to the one in Jharkhand where the Congress -led Opposition accuses BJP MLAs of holding offices of profit. A Bill passed hurriedly by the NDA Government there to protect itself, and the MLAs from possible disqualification, is awaiting the Governor's assent.

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