NDA to move EC on office-of-profit pleas
LK Advani would meet the Chief Election Commissioner in this regard later in the day.india Updated: May 31, 2006 12:58 IST
The Opposition National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday decided to move the Election Commission urging it to take immediate decision on the disqualification pleas against lawmakers sought to be protected by the office-of-profit legislation.
"Since there is no law to protect those lawmakers holding offices of profit, the Election Commission should give its decision on all such pleas pending before it," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.
An NDA delegation led by its convenor George Fernandes and senior BJP leader LK Advani would meet the Chief Election Commissioner in this regard later in the day.
The BJP described the Presidential move on the office-of-profit bill as a "rap on the knuckles of the UPA Government".
The main Opposition party would urge the Election Commission to declare vacant the seats of those who were sought to be protected by the legislation.
President APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday returned to Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006 for reconsideration and sought a "comprehensive and generic" criteria.