Office of profit case: BJP asks Kejriwal to quit

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 18:42 IST

New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Friday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to resign after the Election Commission of India (ECI) recommended that 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs be disqualified from the Delhi Assembly for holding offices of profit.

"This case was of March 2015, an open and shut case but for past three years, the AAP and its MLAs were trying to delay this matter. Kejriwal should now resign, as it his moral loss," Gupta told ANI.

He also alleged that AAP MLAs were lying about the matter and their leadership could not be seen anywhere.

"Their truth has now come before the public; AAP has been exposed. They only did blame game politics," he added.

Earlier in the day petitioner Prashant Patel in the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs' office of profit case expressed satisfaction over the Election Commission's recommendations.

The ECI has sent its recommendation to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent.

In cases where petitions are made seeking the disqualification of lawmakers, the President sends a reference to the ECI which decides on the case by sending back its opinion.

If the president gives his assent, the disqualification of the legislators would pave the way for bye-elections in Delhi. (ANI)