The Delhi Assembly had passed the bill in June 2015 to exempt the post of parliamentary secretary from the purview of an office-of-profit with retrospective effectFormer Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday reacted to the ongoing controversy regarding the office of profit bill surrounding the AAP government.
“When we appointed Parliament Secretaries, they were only one or two. It was according to the constitution and had permission of Centre too,” Dikshit told news agency ANI.
She added that the government headed by Arvind Kejriwal was ‘doing everything but work.’
The Delhi Assembly had passed the bill in June 2015 to exempt the post of parliamentary secretary from the purview of an office-of-profit with retrospective effect. It was done after AAP had appointed 21 of its lawmakers including Alka Lamba and Jarnail Singh on the post.
However, President Pranab Mukherjee withheld his assent to the bill on Tuesday putting fate of the 21 AAP MLAs in a jeopardy.
Also read: Explaining the 21-MLA dispute
Kejriwal lashed out at the Centre, accusing it of trying to stall the working of Delhi Assembly.
Kejriwal, after the President’s decision, said PM Modi was not allowing the Delhi Assembly to work because he could not digest BJP’s loss in the Assembly elections
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