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AAP to file fresh plea in Delhi HC against disqualification of 20 MLAs

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    Aam Aadmi Party will file a fresh petition against the disqualification of its 20 MLAs in the Delhi high court on Tuesday.

    Arvind Kejriwal

    The party on Monday withdrew from the Delhi high court its plea for a stay on the Election Commission's recommendation seeking disqualification of 20 MLAs. The plea was moved on Friday on the basis of media reports that the EC had recommended to the president the disqualification of its 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit.

    Earlier, the Delhi High Court had fixed the main petition for hearing on March 20.

    In a major setback to the AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind has disqualified 20 of its MLAs in Delhi for holding offices of profit, a decision the party said showed constitutional authorities were behaving like "handmaidens of the central government". Kovind gave his assent on Monday to the recommendation by the Election Commission (EC).

    The AAP had approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on EC's recommendation and the court has listed the case for a hearing.

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