Uncommon action of a’common man’s outfit - Aam Aadmi Party
New Delhi: A so-called common man’s party is gradually proving to be a party of uncommon men. For, in no other party more than 30 members of a state assembly are facing the charge of financial advantage which may lead to cancellation of their membership.
And this is not the only action by party members which has drawn the attention of people outside the party of all hues and colours. Leave aside the members, some of the moves of their leader and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too have been questionable. One of his moves against the Lt governor of Delhi has already misfired.
The latest development concerns 27 assembly members of the party. These persons who are drawing salaries and allowances as members are holding other offices which are offices of profits under article 102 (1) (A) of the constitution. This act can make them lose their assembly membership .
The Election Commission which had received a complaint in this regard has referred the matter to the President with its comments. The final decision rests with him. Ten out of 27 party MLAs are also facing additional charge of holding post of parliamentary secretaries. This is also an office of profit under the article.
The Commission is presently examining these cases.