Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict on 20 disqualified AAP MLAs' pleas today

23 March 2018, 11:33 AM
Delhi High Court - File Photo
Delhi High Court - File Photo

The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its verdict on the plea of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs challenging their disqualification for holding office-of-profit when they were appointed parliamentary secretaries.

A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar kept its decision pending since 28 February, when it had reserved the judgment after the legislators, Election Commission of India (EC) and other parties had concluded their arguments.

During the arguments, the MLAs had told the court that EC's order disqualifying them for allegedly holding office-of-profit was passed in "complete violation of natural justice" as they were not given an opportunity to explain their stand before the poll panel.

First Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 11:22 AM
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