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AAP performs hat-trick, returns to power with a thumping majority in Delhi

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today performed a hat-trick by romping home victorious for the third consecutive time by winning the Delhi State Assembly election with a thumping majority.

AAP, led by party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival has vanquished an entire array of parties including the Congress, which could bag only 4.30 per cent of the popular votes. While AAP got 53.67 per cent of the total votes polled, the Bharatiya Janata Party came second with 38.41 per cent votes. All the other parties, including the BSP, CPI, CPIM, JD(U), and NCP trailed behind with less than 1 per cent votes.

Big jolt for AAP: EC rejects plea by 21 MLAs in the office of profit case

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New Delhi: The Election Commission of India today (24 June 2017) rejected the plea by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its 21 Delhi MLAs to drop the office of profit case against them.

In its order, as reported by a section of the media, EC has stated that the Commission was of the “considered opinion” that the AAP MLAs de facto (held) the office of parliamentary secretaries between March 13, 2015 and September 8, 2016.

Today’s order comes in connection with the petition of Prashant Patel, Advocate, seeking disqualification of Praveen Kumar, Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, and 20 other Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The hearing in this matter had concluded in March this year and the EC had reserved the order.

The petitioner had first made a two pages complaint on 19 June, 2015 to the President in terms of section 15(3) of the Government of NCT of Delhi Act 1991 alleging that the 2l Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly have become disqualified for continuing as Members of the Assembly as they were holding office of profit under the Government of Delhi.

On 28 December, 2015, the petitioner made a second complaint direct to the Commission.

Through their counsels, the applicants in this case – Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, submitted before the EC that the present proceedings raised important questions of law and facts and their interest, being national parties, lay in assisting the Commission to come to right decision by producing all relevant case law and information.

Enquiry proceedings were initiated by the Election Commission on the basis of the reference received from the President of India under section 15(4) of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 seeking the opinion of the Commission on the question of alleged disqualification of 21 sitting members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly

Arguing their case, the 21 AAP MLAs/respondents had contended that the case be dropped against them as the Delhi High Court had already given a ruling in this matter. The petitioner, Prashant Patel had opposed this argument on the ground that the respondents were holding office of profit till their appointments were set aside by the High Court.

After the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs had been appointed as parliamentary secretaries in March 2015, the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997 had been amended with retrospective effect to exclude the post of parliamentary secretary from the definition of office of profit.

 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses huge crowd in Bhopal

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arvind-kejrivalBhopal: Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal today started the campaign, two years ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly election to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party from power in this Central Indian State.

Addressing a huge party rally at Chhola Dussehra Maidan here described the Madhya Pradesh government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan as corrupt and and also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of benefitting those in the BJP by demonetisation of scrapping of old notes.

kejriwal-rally-in-bhopalTaking a dig at “note ban” Kejriwal alleged that demonetisation is a ₹8000 crore scam. He also asked how can corruption be stopped by replacing the old ₹1000 and ₹500 notes with the new ₹2000 notes.

Kejriwal said that that both the Congress and BJP take turns to loot the people. Both the parties are hand in glove he added.

The AAP chief said that the Modi Government does not waive the farmers’ loans but writes of the loans of the capitalists and the rich.

Kejriwal said that people are angry and they are coming in huge numbers to hear about corruption.

Fake Law degree case: Delhi police arrests Law Minister

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jitendra singh tomarNew Delhi: Law minister Delhi Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested today on the charge of producing a fake law degree at the time of filing nomination for the Delhi Assembly election.

Ruling Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh conformed Tomar’s arrest. Reports also said that the Delhi Law Minister was taken to Hauz Khas police station for interrogation.

Tomar’s alleged complicity surfaced after a reply in response to a request under the Right to Information act revealed that the Minister had produced a fake undergraduate degree. Prior to this the Delhi High court was told by Bhagalpur University that a provisional law degree produced by Tomar to register as a lawyer was fake.