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EC gives 19 AAP MLAs time till Oct 21 to file reply

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Commission (EC) today gave 19 AAP MLAs time up till October 21 to file their reply in the petition demanding their disqualification for holding Office of Profit.

Yesterday, 19 out of 21 AAP MLAs had sought time to file replies before the Commission saying they need more time to study the documents as the pen drives provided by the poll panel were faulty.

The MLAs, who are facing prospects of disqualification for allegedly holding Office of Profit, have also asked for time claiming that lawyers were unavailable due to which they could not file their response.

The petition to disqualify AAP MLAs was filed by advocate Prashant Patel

"The Commission has considered the application for extension of time and decided to grant further time up to October 21...Subject to the condition that a copy of reply has to be served on the petitioner (Patel) by October 20," he said.


Meanwhile at a function today, Chief

Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, when asked about the issue said, "It will not be appropriate to comment on it outside the commission.

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 20:48 IST