New Delhi: Delhi’s Aurangazeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. “Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road,” Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council, the smallest civic agency in the national capital.
The tree-lined Aurangazeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi. Former president Kalam died in Shillong on July 27. Aurangazeb was the sixth Mughal emperor and ruled over most of the Indian sub-continent in the 17th century.
President Kovind approved the EC’s recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs
EC had recommended the disqualification on the charges of holding ‘Office of Profit’
Union Law and Justice Ministry has issued a notification regarding the disqualification
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in Delhi on charges of holding Office of Profit, an official spokesman of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan said on Sunday.
Following the approval, the Union Law and Justice Ministry issued a notification saying that the President has held that the 20 members of Delhi Legislative Assembly stand disqualified under 15 (1) (a) of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) act.
The Election Commission on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.
It gave its opinion to the President on a complaint by advocate Prashant Patel, a member of the Hindu Legal Cell, in June 2015, who petitioned then President Pranab Mukherjee alleging illegality in the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries.
The application by Patel said 21 AAP MLAs, including Jarnail Singh (Rajouri Garden) who resigned to contest the Punjab Assembly polls last year, were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries to Ministers in the Delhi government in violation of the Constitution. (IANS)