New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) The 20 AAP MLAs, who were disqualified in the office-of-profit case, today met Chief Minister and party chief Arvind Kejriwal at his residence here after the Delhi High Court provided them a breather.

The court set aside the Election Commission’s decision to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs in the office-of-profit case and directed the poll panel to hear the matter afresh.

Terming the verdict a “victory of democracy”, Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba said, “We are ready for all the challenges and are not afraid of difficulties. But the conspiracies to topple a stable government should stop now.” “Be it the Election Commission (EC) or those sitting at the central governemnt, this (order) is a message to them. This is the victory of democracy and people from our constituencies,” she said.

AAP legislator Somnath Bharti said that the order has brought “happiness”.

“It is a moment of happiness for us. There are still institutions in the country where you can get justice,” he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.