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Cong accuses CM of ‘lying’


Accusing CM Arvind Kejriwal of “lying” on the office of profit issue, the Congress on Wednesday hardened its demand for disqualification of the 21 MLAs, insisting that what has been done was “procedurally, legally and ethically wrong”.

“Nowhere in the country do you find that one-third of the MLAs are appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries,” the party’s senior spokesman Ajay Maken told reporters.

“When they brought in the concerned Bill, they said that there is not going to be any financial implication on the Consolidated Fund of India, which was an absolute lie. So Mr. Kejriwal lied to the people of Delhi,” he said.

Mr. Maken added that the MLAs were appointed when Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were being removed from the party.

“There is a strong probability that these posts were offered to these MLAs so that they do not leave the party also,” Mr. Maken said. — PTI

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