New Delhi: A day after the Election Commission submitted a report to the President of India deeming 20 AAP MLAs ‘unfit’ to continue as legislators, senior party leaders addressing the media today said, “CEC AK Joti, who is retiring on Monday has given a gift to Modi.”
AAP leader Gopal Rai urged the opposition to prove its charges, “I challenge Congress and BJP to prove if even a single paisa was given to those MLAs.”
He also explained,”As for them being given an office, its the secretariat’s prerogative, it cant be questioned.”
Not sparing Prime Minister Modi, Rai attacked, “In the Modi era this is the first time, without listening to our side, the decision was taken.”
The EC on Friday recommended disqualification of the MLAs as it held that the MLAs assumed ‘office of profit’ which may lead to conflict of interest.
Soon after, Congress and BJP jumped on the bandwagon of demanding the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on moral grounds.