AAP MLAs’ Last Date to Re­ply is Now May 10

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: The Elec­tion Com­mis­sion has ex­tended its dead­line for re­ceiv­ing replies from 21 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party who hold posts of par­lia­men­tary sec­re­taries in the Delhi govern­ment. The posts have not been ex­empted as of­fices of profit, as the Cen­tre is yet to ap­prove a law passed by the Delhi assem­bly in this re­gard, ex­pos­ing the MLAs to pro­vi­sions for dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion un­der the of­fice of profit law. The EC’s no­tice sent last month fol­lowed a pe­ti­tion filed in June 2015 by ad­vo­cate Prashant Pandey, who sought dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of the MLA s claim­ing t hat t hey held of­fices of profit. “The com­mis­sion has con­sid­ered your re­quest for ex­ten­sion of time and has granted time up to May 10, to file your re­ply in the mat­ter. It may­benot­edthatif nore­ply is re­ceived by the afore­said date,itwill­bepre­sumedthat you have noth­ing to say in the mat­ter and the com­mis­sion will take ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion­with­out­fur­ther­ref­er­ence,” the EC let­ter said.

Ear­lier Delhi govt said the ap­point­ments were done “for smooth func­tion­ing of the govt”

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