• search

Delhi Assembly to meet on May 18

Written by: Staff
|

New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) The Delhi cabinet today decided to call a special sitting of the state Assembly on May 18 to take up legislation to protect 19 Congress MLAs who were served notices by the Election Commission on the office of profit issue.

The cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, decided to recommend the session in view of the EC notice, official sources said.

In a move that threatens to reduce the Dikshit government to a minority, the Election Commission had issued notices to 19 MLAs of Delhi on the office of profit issue.

The notices, issued through Commission Secretary K F Wilfred, asked the MLAs to answer the allegation that they were fit for disqualification under Section 146 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. They have been asked to reply on or before May 22.

The notices were issued on a complaint by BJP legislator Vijay Jolly who had submitted documents to press the charge.

The BJP has strongly objected to the decision to convene the short session, saying many issues of concern to the people will go unaddressed because of the Government move.

According to leader of the opposition Jagdish Mukhi, the party will submit another memorandum to the EC, complaining against a dozen other Congress MLAs holding offices of profit.

UNI VN MSJ KN1805

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more