Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded action against 116 MLAs of the state over office of profit issue. Activists of the state unit of the party, led by state convener Alok Agarwal, held demonstration at the Election Commission of India (ECI) office here on Monday and submitted a memorandum to Chief Electoral Officer of the state.
The AAP protest comes in the wake of the President Ram Nath Kovind accepting the ECI recommendation to disqualify 20 MLAs of the AAP in New Delhi for holding offices of profit.
The memorandum demanded immediate action against 116 sitting MLAs of the state as they were holding office of profit. Agarwal said the nation got democracy after many hardships and the ECI should not act to finish it. India is the largest democracy of the world that came into existence after sacrifice of thousands of people. The AAP will not allow this democracy to end in any cost.
Agarwal further said that the ECI acted in a hurry in Delhi and now it should also act with the same pace in Madhya Pradesh, but it appears that speed could not be seen here because if the justified action is taken than the government would also fall in the state. Though the unjustified action in Delhi could not harm the government in Delhi, he added.
He said that the AAP lodged its complaint of 116 MLAs of state holding office of profit in the state on July 4, 2016 with complete evidence but no action was taken over the serious issue in one and a half year.