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Resolution seeks to declare Arvind Kejriwal’s NDMC seat vacant

The resolution moved by Kuljit Chahal, a member of the New Delhi Municipal Council cites his absence for four consecutive meetings of the civic body without permission for the proposed action.

Anjali Bhatia | New Delhi |

Kuljit Chahal, a member of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), moved a resolution on Wednesday to declare the seat of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the civic body’s council as “vacant” citing his absence for four consecutive meetings without permission.

The resolution was moved during the civic body’s council meeting.

“As per the NDMC Act, if a member is absent from all meetings during three successive months without prior permission, the council can recommend to the Central government that the seat of such member be declared vacant,” the resolution read.

Kejriwal is a member of the NDMC by virtue of being the New Delhi MLA. The resolution cited the absence of Kejriwal from council meetings from December 2021 to March 2022.

“The council may recommend to the Central government that the seat of Kejriwal as a member of the council may be declared vacant with the recommendation to initiate further necessary action as per provisions contained in the NDMC Act, 1994,” it added.

According to Chahal, the issue will be discussed in the next council meeting.