New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Thursday said it would withdraw the case against 27 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in connection with the Rogi Kalyan Samiti matter. Following the EC clean chit, President Ram Nath Kovind has also given his nod to Election Commission’s decision.

In June 2016, Vidyarthi Vibhor Anand had filed a complaint in the Election Commission stating that 27 AAP MLAs were holding seniormost positions in Rogi Kalyan Samiti, which is an office of profit. The complainant had sought that the MLAs should be disqualified from their position and should be ousted from the Assembly as per the  Representation of People's Act.

In the complaint, it was mentioned that the MLAs can hold the position as a member in Rogi Kalyan Samiti, but cannot hold a post of a chief.

The court, however, dismissed this complaint, giving a huge breather to Aam Aadmi Party and its supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

The Rogi Kalyan Samiti works like an NGO and looks after the management of hospitals. The local Member of Parliament, the MLA, administrative officers as well as health officials are all members of these committees.