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HC to hear AAP MLAs plea against EC on Tuesday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The will hear (AAP) MLAs plea challenging an order in the the office-of-profit case on Tuesday.

The legislators have challenged the Election Commission's July 17 order rejecting their pleas seeking to cross-examine the complainant and

On March 23, the High Court had set aside the recommendation disqualifying 20 ruling party MLAs in an office-of-profit case and asked the EC to hear the case afresh because the MLAs were not given proper hearing before the poll panel decided on their disqualification.

The MLAs were disqualified for holding office-of-profit when they were appointed parliamentary secretaries.

Meanwhile, the on Monday fixed August 20 for hearing the case on the request of the MLAs.

The Commission on Monday was to hear final arguments in the office-of-profit case, but the MLAs moved the

"The High Court will hear the plea on Tuesday and so the MLAs demanded that the date be extended," AAP's told IANS.

However, Patel said the MLAs demanded the extension as all the MLAs were not present for the EC's final arguments.

On January 19, the EC recommended that 20 AAP MLAs be disqualified for holding offices of profit. Two days later, approved it. Later, the MLAs moved the High Court claiming that the EC did not hear them properly.

In March, the restored the membership of the party's 20 disqualified MLAs.

In May, the party MLAs had moved a plea for cross-examination of Patel and other officials of the Assembly to prove that they were not holding any office-of-profit by being appointed parliamentary secretaries.



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First Published: Mon, July 23 2018. 20:18 IST