Rajat Sharma

21 MLAs of Aam Admi Party

After 21 MLAs belonging to the Aam Admi Party face disqualification, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has questioned the illegality of appointing them as Parliamentary Secretaries since states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and some other states have also made such appointments. However it is half-truth that Arvind Kejriwal is speaking about. The states that he cites as examples, have their own Assemblies and every Assembly is within its right to make such rules and appointments. And for those states and Union Territories that are administered by the Centre, rules are different. It requires the approval of the Lt Governor for it to become a law and is then sent to the Centre. Delhi is not a state by itself and without the Lt Governor’s approval, Arvind Kejriwal has passed the amendment and sent it to the President for his approval. Arvind Kejriwal has not only indulged in a wrong doing but the manner in which he has executed it, is also wrong. The President had no other option but to reject it. Kejriwal should go by the rule book and realise that by crying foul against the Prime Minister at every instance and slinging mad at the Lt Governor will only end up ruining his own image.

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