New Delhi: In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commision (EC) on Friday recommended the disqualification of 20 MLAs of the party for allegedly holding offices of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
The EC has sent its recommendation to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Here's the list of the 20 AAP MLAs -
Adarsh Shastri from Dwarka constituency
Alka Lamba from Chandni Chowk constituency
Sanjeev Jha from Burari constituency
Kailash Gehlot from Najafgarh constituency
Vijendra Garg from Rajinder Nagar constituency
Praveen Kumar from Jangpura constituency
Sharad Kumar Chauhan from Narela constituency
Madan Lal Khufiya from Kasturba Nagar constituency
Shiv Charan Goyal from Moti Nagar constituency
Sarita Singh from Rohtas Nagar constituency
Naresh Yadav from Mehrauli constituency
Rajesh Gupta from Wazirpur constituency
Rajesh Rishi from Janakpuri constituency
Anil Kumar Bajpai from Gandhi Nagar constituency
Som Dutt from Sadar Bazar constituency
Avtar Singh from Kalkaji constituency
Sukhvir Singh Dala from Mundka constituency
Manoj Kumar from Kondli constituency
Nitin Tyagi from Laxmi Nagar constituency
Jarnail Singh from Tilak Nagar constituency
The petition against the AAP MLAs was filed by Delhi lawyer Prashant Patel who sought their disqualification. The petitioner had also claimed that the MLAs had enjoyed perks and benefits while they held the office of parliamentary secretaries.