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AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Delhi HC restrains EC from announcing by-polls

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Centre’s notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs for holding an office of profit but restrained the Election Commission from taking any “precipitate measures” like announcing the dates for by-polls till January 29.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru sought response of the poll panel, the Centre on  pleas challenging their disqualification for holding office of profit.

The high court summoned the entire records pertaining to the proceedings leading to the recommendation of the Election Commission for 20 MLAs’ disqualification, which received the President’s assent on January 20.

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