Manoj Tiwari writes to Prez seeking disqualification of 11 AAP MLAs in Delhi
New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari today demanded disqualification of 11 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), who have been wrongfully appointed as co-chairpersons of District Disaster Management Committees invoking Office of Profit Provisions violation. Tiwari informed that Delhi BJP has written to President Pranab Mukherjee in this regard and requested him to forward the application to Election Commission for speedy time bound disposal. These MLAs of AAP have been appointed a co-chairpersons of District Disaster Management Committees vide Government of NCT Delhi Gazette notification dated April 29, 2015. An application has been filed by RTI activist Vivek Garg seeking disqualification of 11 MLAs who are Sanjiv Jha (Burari), Nitin Tyagi (Laxmi Nagar), Praveen Kumar (Jangpura), Pawan Sharma ( Adarsh Nagar), Sridutt Sharma (Ghonda), Rajesh Gupta (Wazirpur), Sarita Singh (Rohtash Nagar), Dinesh Mohanai (Sangam Vihar), Amanatullah Khan (Okhla), Kailash Gehlot (Najafgarh) and Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar).
Tiwari said that the application presented before the President clearly establishes that the appointments contravening the section 14,25 2 (h)of Disaster Management Act the Delhi government has wrongfully appointed its MLAs to the district DMCs, therefore, President should nullify their appointment and disqualify them as MLAs. He also clarified that Delhi government cannot appoint MLAs as co chairpersons of DDMCs and it is Municipal Councillors who are lawfully eligible for this appointments. Acting with political bias, Kejriwal government instead of appointing the councillors , appointed its own MLAs. 'These 11 appointments of 29 April appointments were made in repeat of the March 2015 initial violation of office of Profit provisions when the Delhi government appointed 21 Parliamentary Secretaries', alleged Tiwari. If 32 AAP MLAs are disqualified, then the AAP Government will come in minority. The party which garnered 67 out of 70 seats in the Delhi assembly election in 2015 is just hungry for power and can violate rules and laws to suit its political agenda. The Delhi BJP president also alleged that Arvind Kejriwal has all through used the Government appointments, schemes and funds for political management and has even tried to curb political and news dissent through unlawful discretionary distribution of monetary benefits.
Addressing the mediapersons, Delhi BJP Vice-President Shaziya Illmi said, 'Leveling of allegations on Election Commission and EVMs to cover up the defeat of Punjab exposes the anti-democratic institutions approach of Aam Aadmi Party. AAP neither allows internal democracy nor does it believe in allowing respect to any constitutional authority.' Another Delhi BJP Vice-President Rajiv Babbar giving an account of the preparations of the BJP President Amit Shah's rally on March 25 in the national capital, said, 'Delhi BJP is speedily preparing for the ensuing civic elections and as a first step towards the opening of our campaign, Amit Shah will address a a large booth level workers convention in which over 60,000 party men are expected to join at Ramlila Maidan on March 25 between 1000 hrs to 1300 hrs.' 'Mega plans are that 14 committees have been formed with one finance committee and BJP identified worker from each booth will reach the venue to support Mr Shah,' said Babbar.