NEW DELHI: The Election Commission today adjourned for August 20 its hearing on a plea to disqualify 20 Delhi AAP MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit as they moved the Delhi High Court challenging the poll panel decision rejecting their demand to cross examine the petitioner who had sought their removal as lawmakers.
The MLAs told the poll panel that they have moved the HC challenging its order rejecting their plea to cross-examine petitioner Prashant Patel, who had sought their disqualification on the charge of holding office-of-profit.
The EC then adjourned the hearing for August 20.
In its July 17 order, the poll panel said it does not find merit in AAP MLAs’ plea to cross examine Patel to prove that they were not holding any office-of-profit..
Patel, an advocate, had claimed that by being parliamentary secretaries, the 21 AAP lawakers held office of profit and were liable for being disqualified as MLAs of the Delhi assembly. (AGENCIES)