How the mighty AAP has fallen

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AAP cannot hide its “political crookedness” by hiding behind its predecessor Sheila Dixit doing the same thing in 2006 with 19 MLAs.

Morality was to be our mantra. But realpolitik has become our tantra. This is how I would describe the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s reaction to the reported news of disqualification of 20 MLAs by the Election Commission. Regardless of how the events unfold in coming days and week, our party has already lost the moral high ground in the eyes of public. Let us go briefly in the issue.

On March 13, 2015, hardly a month after a landslide victory with 67 MLAs in the 70-seat Delhi Assembly elections, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appointed 21 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries. On June 19, 2015, a young advocate, Prashant Patel, petitioned to the President that these MLAs be disqualified because these positions constituted Offices of Profit. The President referred the issue to the Election Commission.

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