Alleging selective targeting of its MLAs, the AAP on Thursday said notices of disqualification had been issued to nine of its legislators on the basis of a false complaint.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey said 27 of its MLAs had been sent notices asking why they could not be disqualified for being members of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti.
Membership of the Samiti did not amount to holding an Office of Profit, he told the media.
More important, he said nine MLAs who had got the notices, the Delhi assembly Speaker included, were not even members of this body, Pandey said and alleged a conspiracy against the AAP.
“Imagine the harassment these MLAs have undergone for no fault of theirs,” he said. “Who will take action against the people who have acted in a malafide manner against our MLAs?”
He alleged that even a basic scrutny of the complaint against the MLAs was not done before the notices were issued.
Pandey blamed the Modi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party for the “conspiracy”.
The Election Commission on November 2 issued show-cause notices to 27 AAP MLAs on a petition seeking their disqualification for allegedly holding Office of Profit.
“People with an anti-democratic framework of mind are misusing reputed institutions for short term political gains,” Pandey said.
Pandey said the Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) chairperson and members were exempt from the Office of Profit under The Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly of Delhi (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997.