Office of profit: Congress slams AAP, BJP

The Congress on Friday accused both AAP and the BJP of making a mockery of laws on the issue of office of profit.

Published: 24th March 2018 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2018 07:16 AM   |  A+A-

Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev (File Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday accused both Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party of making a mockery of laws on the issue of office of profit.Citing the example of Sonia Gandhi, who resigned and got re-elected over the issue, Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev asked the 20 AAP MLAs in Delhi to follow suit, and accused BJP leader and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh of appointing 12 lawmakers—eight from BJP, three from NPF and an Independent—as parliamentary secretaries in violation of law.

“Former deputy chief minister Ginathan has filed a petition in the High Court,” she said. Dev further alleged that Manipur Congress MLA T H Shyamkumar had defected to the BJP after the results were announced and was rewarded with a Cabinet post. “He has not even resigned and is still continuing as a minister till date,” he said.

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