AAP Leader and RajyaSabha MP Sanjay Singh termed disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs as a one-sided decision. He alleged that misuse of power by the BJP led central government has become a real threat to democracy.
While talking to media persons in Lucknow, Sanjay Singh said, “One-sided action against the AAP MLAs has raised the question on the credibility of Election Commission of India (ECI). Along with it, there is no use of constitutional bodies in the present Modi regime as they try to threat the democracy every time. The situation is so serious that the supreme court judges came out to tell people that democracy is under threat.”
He said that ECI sidelined all the rules, regulation and laws to take one-sided action against the MLAs without listening to them even once. ECI says it the matter of holding an office of profit despite that it is properly written in the appointment letters of our parliamentary secretaries, that they won’t be getting salaries or any favours from the government. But the election commission can not see this.
Citing some previous cases, he claimed that in 2006 former Delhi CM Sheela Dikshit appointed 19 MLAs on the post and when the questions were raised, she made a retrospective law to tackle it. It was later approved by President of India. In Haryana, West Bengal and Punjab the respective High Courts cancelled the appointments but their post of MLAs was not taken away but in AAP’s case this is was not done.
Levelling serious allegations against Chief Election Commissioner, Sanjay Singh said it is very sad to say that CEC AK Jyoti is working as an agent of BJP and PM Modi. By disqualifying AAP MLAs he has shown loyalty to his former master in Gujarat.