New Delhi – Prashant Patel is the man whose complaint years ago started it all. For nearly three years, a young advocate in Delhi awaited the result of his two-page complaint sent to the President. On Friday, the EC ended Prashant Patel’s wait and recommended that the President disqualify 20 MLAs from the Aam Aadmi Party for holding an office of profit as parliamentary secretaries. The EC’s decision came in response to the President’s reference, which was, in fact, Patel’s complaint forwarded to the poll body.
Patel said – “This will restore public faith in the constitutional authorities and a message has gone now that politicians doing illegal acts won’t be spared.”
He added – “First of all, the Delhi HC has no locus as the EC has only answered a reference to the President. Do the MLA’s want HC to stay such a communication? The problem is AAP doesn’t believe in any Constitution, high court or Supreme Court. If the President disqualifies them, they will abuse him also.”