The Election Commission has rejected the petition to end the case related to parliamentary secretary of 21 legislators of AAP. Election Commission said that the case will continue on the legislators. AAP had petitioned that when the appointment of the Parliamentary Secretary has been cancelled in Delhi High Court, then in such case, it does not make sense to Continue This Case in the Election Commission. On September 8, 2016, the Delhi High Court cancelled the appointment of 21 parliamentary secretaries.According to the Election Commission – AAP MLA’s had enjoyed the post of parliamentary secretary from 13 March 2015 to 8 September 2016. That is why Case will continue against 20 MLAs, except Rajouri garden MLA Jarnail Singh, because he has resigned from the legislative post in January 2017. Now the final hearing will start in the Election Commission. AAP have to prove That the legislators were not in the office of profit as a parliamentary secretary.What is the matter?
In March 2015, the Delhi government appointed 21 MLAs to the post of Parliamentary Secretary, whom the lawyer named Prashant Patel demanded the termination of the membership of 21 MLAs by complaining to the President. The President sent the matter to the Election Commission and the EC sent a notice to 21 MLAs in March 2016, after which the hearing on this matter started. The Kejriwal government tried to bring the parliamentary secretary’s post out of the purview of the law by making a law from the previous date, but the President returned the bill.
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