Delhi HC asks Election Commission to state factual aspects behind disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs


New Delhi, Jan 30: Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to file a detailed affidavit stating factual aspects that led to the disqualification of  20 AAP MLAs over Office of Profit. 

The poll panel has been also asked to file a written reply on the matter.

The division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar sought the response from the Election Commission and listed the matter for a February 7 hearing.

Earlier on Monday, the High Court transferred the plea of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs challenging the disqualification order to the division bench.

The disqualified lawmakers had approached the High Court last week.

Meanwhile, it also continued its interim order which has asked the Election Commission (EC) to not issue any notification for the Delhi by polls.

Following the recommendation of EC, President Ram Nath Kovind on January 21, approved the disqualification of those MLAs, accused of holding the ‘office of profit’.


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