Rajasthan assembly speaker moves SC challenging HC's status quo order
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 () Rajasthan assembly speaker C P Joshi on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the July 24 order of the high court which had directed maintenance of status quo on the disqualification notice issued to 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy CM Sachin Pilot. In his appeal, the speaker said that high court's order is "ex-facie unconstitutional".
A new turn in the Rajasthan Political drama as the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi withdraws his plea in the Supreme Court, against the High Court order asking him to defer his decision on disqualification notices issued to former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.This came...
While Sachin Pilot has made truce with the Congress party, questions are now being raised on how he would get along with CM Gehlot. During the peak of the crisis in Rajasthan, several Gehlot backers had launched a tirade against Pilot and his loyalists. The Chief Minister himself had once referred to Pilot as 'nikamma' and accused him of conspiring to topple the state government with the help of the BJP. Gehlot had said that Pilot had a meteoric rise in the party but he used his innocent face to get a sway over the media and provoke MLAs to rebel against his government. Sachin Pilot has now responded to the jibes and said that some of the things that were said were saddening and added that he would never cross the Lakshman Rekha in attacking anybody. In a jibe at Gehlot, he said that the Chief Minister is elder to him and he would refrain from responding to his attacks but added that the facts are now out for everyone to see. Watch the video for all the details.
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While speaking to ANI in Jaipur on August 11, BJP Rajasthan president Satish Poonia spoke on current political crisis in Rajasthan. He said, "We had called for a legislature party meeting today. As some of our people are in Gujarat and won't be able to reach today, also tomorrow is Janmashtami." "So, everyone suggested that the meeting should be held after Janmashtami," Poonia added.
Amid the political crisis in the state, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi met Governor Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan.The Governor and Speaker exchanged gifts, Kalraj Mishra gifted 'Bhagwat Geeta' to CP Joshi.
The Rajasthan High Court has made Centre a party in the case against Congress, in the petition filed by Sachin Pilot and MLAs against disqualification notice. "Additional Solicitor General (ASG) will represent Centre in the court," said Prateek Kasliwal, lawyer of the Speaker, CP Joshi. No action can be taken against Sachin Pilot and other rebel Congress leaders for now, as the Rajasthan High Court directed to maintain 'status quo' on the disqualification proceeding.
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday directed to maintain 'status quo' on the disqualification proceeding against former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs of his camp pending before the State Assembly Speaker. "High Court directed status quo over our plea against the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, CP Joshi's notice," said Sachin Pilot's Lawyer, Divesh Maheshwari.
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi on the Rajasthan High court order said that he will file Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Supreme Court as the state is "heading towards a constitutional crisis". He said, "As Speaker I got an application and to seek information on it, I issued show-cause notice. If show cause notice will not be issued by authority, then what is the work of authority?"
Disqualification notice by Assembly Speaker was issued to Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs on the same day of complaint. Lawyer Mukul Rohtagi, who is representing Sachin Pilot, at Rajasthan High Court said, "Less time given for reply than as stated in rules. No reasons recorded for issuing notice." While speaking to media in Jaipur on July 21, the lawyer of Speaker CP Joshi, Prateek Kasliwal said, "Hearing has concluded. Rajasthan High Court has fixed July 24 as date for passing order. Hearing before Speaker has also been deferred by the court."
Disgruntled Congress leader Sachin Pilot on his meeting with Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi said they have assured to solve the turmoil. Pilot said, "In our meeting, Priyanka ji and Rahul ji heard our grievances patiently and assured that a road map will be chalked out to solve them." "A three-member committee has been formed by Congress after issues raised by me and some MLAs. The issues we raised were of importance. There is no place for malice or personal enmity in politics," he added.
Weeks after raising the banner of rebellion in Rajasthan and putting the Gehlot government under threat, Sachin Pilot has now made truce with the Congress. This happened after a meeting with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi. Speaking to the media, Pilot said that he only wanted to raise some issues that had been bothering him and his supporters. Responding to the statements made by many party leaders against him, Pilot said that there should be some restraint. He added that the party has worked very hard to form government in Rajasthan and thanked the Congress top brass for hearing him out. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he is glad that Pilot has decided not to leave the Congress and said that he has always been in favour of such young and dynamic leaders remaining within the party fold. Tharoor added that all Congress leaders must come together to protect the party and the country as well. Pilot's truce with the Congress also brings an end to the suspense over the survival of his government in Rajasthan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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