Disqualification of 20 MLAs is EC's gift to PM Modi, says AAP
New Delhi : A day after Election Commission asked Aam Aadmi Party to disqualify its 20 MLAs in office for profit case, the party attacked Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti and claimed it as a 'gift for PM Narendra Modi' from EC.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, AAP leader Gopal Rai said Mr Joti shares a close bond with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was the Principal Secretary of Gujarat while PM Modi used to be the Chief Minister of the state.
"The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was his gift to PM Modi. What is the reason for this gift? Why has he called for MLAs suspension just a few days before his retirement? Aam Aadmi Party and the country want to know this," the senior leader said.
He also alleged that Election Commission did not talk to them before announcing the punishment.
"Nobody heard our version...even during the time of British a fake hearing was conducted but we were not given any hearing," Mr Rai said, adding that "everyone in the country has only one question on their mind: What was the compulsion for him to take the decision with only two days to retire".
On Friday, after Election Commission's asked AAP to disqualify its 20 MLAs, opposition raised demands of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation.