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Kejriwal targets Modi after President rejects bill

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi following presidential rejection of his government’s bill to exclude Parliamentary Secretary’s post from the office of profit.

“Modi ji does not respect democracy; he only fears Aam Aadmi Party… he is terrified with the good works being done in Delhi,” Kejriwal said in his one of the tweets.

Rejection of the amendment proposed to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997, has put the fate of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, who have been appointed as parliamentary secretaries, in jeopardy.

Kejriwal said no MLA appointed to the post was given money, car, bungalow or anything else by his government.

“Every MLA was working for free. One MLA was dedicated for power issues, one for water issues, one for hospitals and one for schools,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Blaming Modi for not letting the party MLAs work, the Chief Minister said: “Modi ji says neither he will work nor let others do. He says stay at your home and do not work.”

“Our one MLA used to spend his own money on petrol and visit hospitals. Tell us what wrong he used to do?” Kejriwal asked and added, “Modi ji forced him to sit at home.”

Earlier, petitions were filed with the President to seek disqualification of these MLAs on the ground that they occupied the office of profit in violation of the Constitution.

–IANS

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