Election Commission Disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs And Twitterati Are Roasting Arvind Kejriwal

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In a big setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission on Friday disqualified 20 of its MLAs for holding ‘office of profit’, Times Now has reported. In the last 12 months or so, Arvind Kejriwal and his party has suffered a huge loss in popularity and many of their big leaders have either been removed or stepped away.

Reportedly, The Election Commission has sent its recommendation to the President for his assent. The disqualification of the legislators will result in by-elections in Delhi.

The controversy over the “office of profit” started after a 29-year old lawyer Prashant Patel filed an application in 2015 to the President’s office, questioning the appointment of AAP MLAs as parliamentary secretaries.

Based on this application, the Indian National Congress had filed a petition in Election Commission in 2016 to seek disqualification of 21 AAP legislators.

Here’s the list of disqualified 20 AAP MLAs:-

1. Praveen Kumar was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Education Minister 
2. Sharad Kumar was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Revenue Minister 
3. Adarsh Shastri was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Information and Technology Minister 
4. Madan Lal was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Vigilance Minister 
5. Shiv Charan Goel was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Finance Minister 6. Sanjeev Jha was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Transport Minister 
7. Sarita Singh was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Employment Minister 
8. Naresh Yadav was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Labour Minister 
9. Rajesh Gupta was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Health Minister 
10. Rajesh Rishi was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Health Minister 

11. Anil Kumar Bajpai was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Health Minister 
12. Som Dutt was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Industries Minister 
13. Avtar Singh Kalka as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Gurudwara elections 
14. Vijender Garg Vijay was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of PWD 
15. Jarnail Singh (Rajauri Garden) was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Power

16. Kailash Gahlot was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Law 
17. Alka Lamba was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Tourism 
18. Manoj Kumar was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Food and Civil Supplies 
19. Nitin Tyagi was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Women and Child and Social Welfare 
20. Sukhvir Singh was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Languages and Welfare of SC/ST/OBC respectively 

Now, it would be interesting what reply Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party come with. Twitterati are on fire and roasting Kejriwal after this news. Here is how Twitterati reacted: