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Office of profit case: President rejects disqualification of 11 AAP MLAs

EC observed that holding the office of co-chairperson of a District Disaster Management Authority does not attract disqualification as MLA

ANI  |  Politics 

President Ram Nath Kovind

President has rejected the petition seeking disqualification of 11 (AAP) MLAs for holding office of profit by being co-chairpersons in District Disaster Management Authorities.

The president took the decision on Election Commission's observation that holding the office of co-chairperson of a District Disaster Management Authority does not attract disqualification as MLA as there is no remuneration by way of salary or allowances.

Among the 11 MLAs are Sanjeev Jha (Burari), Nitin Tyagi (Laxmi Nagar), Praveen Kumar (Jangpura), Pawan Kumar Sharma (Adarsh Nagar), Dutt Sharma (Ghonda), Rajesh Gupta (Wazirpur), Sarita Singh (Rohtash Nagar), Dinesh Mohania (Sangam Vihar), Amanatullah Khan (Okhla), Kailash Gahlot (Najafgarh) and Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar).

Delhi Chief Minister and convener Arvind Kejriwal later tweeted, "Ultimately, truth prevails.

First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 22:05 IST
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