Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot files caveat petition in Supreme Court after Speaker moves SC

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Updated: Jul 22, 2020 6:57 PM

This comes hours after Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the stay order passed by the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday on the writ petition by Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs asking the Speaker to not take action against them till July 24.

The High Court will pronounce its judgement on petitions filed by rebel MLAs including Pilot on July 24.

Rajasthan crisis: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Wednesday filed a caveat before the Supreme Court to ensure that no orders are passed on Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi’s petition without hearing him and MLAs supporting him amid standoff with the state leadership of the Congress.

This comes hours after Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the stay order passed by the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday on the writ petition by Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs asking the Speaker to not take action against them till July 24. The High Court will pronounce its judgement on petitions filed by rebel MLAs including Pilot on July 24.

The rebel legislators had moved the High Court after they were served show-cause notice (under disqualification) for not attending Congress Legislators meeting in Jaipur even when the whip was issued. Sachin Pilot and other MLAs challenged this in the HC, saying the House was in the session so they were bound to attend the meeting.

Speaking to ANI, Assembly Speaker CP Joshi said that in 1992, a Constitution bench had ruled that the Speaker has the power regarding disqualification. “Chief whip of Congress party filed a petition before me and I issued show-cause notices to MLAs concerned. After that, the matter was taken to court,” he added.

The Speaker further said that his effort was to respect court’s order that was why he extended hearing for July 21 when the court asked. “Since the matter is in court, the Speaker can’t proceed further. I have filed Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court to avoid contradiction between decisions of Speaker  and the court,” Joshi told ANI.

The Speaker said that they (rebel Congress MLAs) should have replied to the notice and could have approached the court if they felt the action taken was not satisfactory. “They want to circumvent the process which is not good for democracy,” the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker said.

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