Big jolt to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi after reports surfaced of President rejecting Delhi’s dual office following which 21 MLAs of the AAP may now face disqualification as they were appointed as parliamentary secretaries in 2015.
However, with 67 MLAs in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the AAP Government does not face the danger of being ousted even if the MLAs are disqualified, reported scroll. All told, chances are that the party may lose its grip over the House in case the disqualification takes place and bypolls are held.
Political watchers are of the opinion that it would be an uphill task for the party to win all the seats in case bypolls are held. However, they cautioned it is too early to jump to any conclusion. Moreover, it would be interesting to see how AAP tackles the situation arising from the President rejecting dual office.
The party had immediately called an emergency meet to discuss the issue.
Kejriwal tweeted: “Modiji says all of you sit at home. Should not work,” he said adding MLAs were tasked to look after power supply, water supply, functioning of hospitals and schools. Modiji says neither will work nor will allow to work.”