Election Commissioner Rawat recuses himself from AAP cases
Rawat is a retired IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre. He retired in December 2013 and was appointed Election Commissioner in 2015.
In his communication to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday, Rawat reportedly cited the need to uphold the poll panel’s credibility and impartiality as the reason for his decision.
The Election Commission is hearing the case related to 21 AAP legislators allegedly holding office of profit, in which they face possible disqualification.