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Kapil Mishra files plea in HC on Kejriwal’s low attendance

New Delhi, June 11: Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Kapil Mishra on Monday moved a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to join assembly sessions more frequently in view of his low attendance in the House. In his plea, Mishra has sought that Kejriwal be directed to attend assembly sessions and to make a provision making 75 per cent attendance mandatory for all MLAs. “Direct the Lt. Governor to ascertain feasibility of ‘No Work, No Pay’ for the MLAs, if presence is less than 50 per cent in the assembly,” the plea said. He has requested the court to issue direction to the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly to ensure the presence of Kejriwal in the House and replies to questions related to public interest. Mishra has also demanded that Kejriwal bring out an annual report card clearly outlining his performance. “Last year, the Delhi Assembly had 27 sessions but the Chief Minister, who is also the Water Minister, was present in seven only. It is not out of context to state that Delhi faces water crisis every year,” the plea said, adding that during question hour, Kejriwal was never present in the assembly in the last 40 months. “This shows how serious the Chief Minister is in discussing matters related to the people of Delhi and their development and performing the duties expected of them,” the plea read. (IANS)

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