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Shiv Sena questions EC order disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs

By Deepika

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's recommendation of disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs.

Sanjay Raut

"Kejriwal began his political career by fighting corruption then what was the necessity to appoint 20 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries? To keep the MLAs connected, the need for a different position came," Raut told ANI.

"There is a question mark on the decision of the Election Commission. Questioning Election Commission is common when decisions like this come. The Election Commission is itself responsible for it," he added.

He added that whenever there is a change of government at the Centre, the new administration appoints of the Election Commission members of its choice.

The EC on Friday recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that the 20 MLAs be disqualified. In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday morning, the Election Commission said the MLAs, by occupying the post of parliamentary secretaries between March 13, 2015, and September 8, 2016, held an office of profit and were liable to be disqualified as legislators.

Once the President accepts the opinion, by-elections will have to be held for the 20 Assembly seats

OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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