Nagpur: A day after the Election Commission recommended the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party legislators in an office for profit case, AAP spokesperson Ashutosh Gupta addressing the media levelled serious charges against the Election Commission. He said that action was taken after orders from Prime Minister’s office. He said that they would go to supreme court against the action where they would surely get justice. He also said that the election commission was acting like a letter box for PMO, there such decisions are taken so that the BJP benefits.
Commenting on the dates of Himachal and Gujarat elections Ashutosh Gupta said that the election dates were announced late so that the Prime Minister could give enough time for the Gujarat election campaign. He mentioned that when prime minister was the Chief Minister of Gujarat at the time the present Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was the Chief Secretary. Modi had made him the Kandla Port Trust Chairman. After becoming the Prime Minister Modi made him the Chief Election Commissioner for his own benefit. Joti is retiring as Chief Election Commissioner on Jan 23 and so to please Modi he took his decision, Ashutosh said. He asked on what basis Election Commission has taken this action? The case was pending with the Election Commission for the past two years but the date of hearing was not finalised. The MLAs were of accused of assuming ‘office of profit’ as parliamentary secretaries. This case in the court and so there is a suspicion on election commission decision. 20 MLAs against whom the action was taken their version was not heard, he said
AAP spokerperson Ashutosh Gupta made it clear that the party would knock the door of Supreme Court against the decision of election commission where they expect to get justice. He said, they would prove in the Supreme Court that the charges levelled against them are false.