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Office-of-profit case: Prez Kovind dismisses plea to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs

President Ram Nath Kovind signed the order dismissing the plea based on an opinion given by Election Commission in July

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind

is learnt to have dismissed a plea to disqualify 27 ruling Aam Admi Party MLAs of for allegedly holding office-of-profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis attached to various city hospitals.

The signed the order dismissing the plea based on an opinion given by the (EC) in July, a senior poll panel functionary said Thursday.

The EC had found no merit in the plea.

Such pleas are sent to the who forwards it to the EC. The EC then gives its opinion based on which the President has to issue orders.

According to an order issued by the government's health and family welfare department on April 26, the Rogi Kalyan Samitis' (Patient Welfare Committees) are advisory in nature which will assist health facilities, develop and customise strategies among others.

It stated that each Assembly Rogi Kalyan Samiti' will be provided Rs 300,000 per annum as grand-in aid.

First Published: Thu, October 25 2018. 12:35 IST
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