AAP MLAs disqualification: Sisodia says will fight case in court

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said AAP is confident of winning a legal battle against the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is confident of winning a legal battle against the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit as political secretaries and is hoping there will be no need for bypolls in Delhi, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.

Reposing faith in the judiciary, Sisodia said that the Centre’s notification on Sunday — which brings down the AAP’s strength from 66 to 46 in the 70-member Delhi assembly — “would not stand in the court even for two minutes”.

“As of now, our only strategy is to fight in the court. We have full faith in the judiciary and are hopeful that we will get justice.”

Sisodia said that if the high court did not rule in the party’s favour, it would move the Supreme Court.

“We are not even discussing bypolls. It is just a straight legal battle for us now. In any case, if elections happen today and BJP leaders go out to seek votes, they will face the music from the people of Delhi,” Sisodia contended.

 Defending the disqualified legislators, he said that they had contributed as parliamentary secretaries by highlighting problems in various sectors. “Parliamentary secretaries in the health department used to visit hospitals and talk to patients standing in the queues. It was brought to the minister’s notice that there was shortage of medicines. That is how they helped,” Sisodia said.
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source : Hindustan Times
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