The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Rajasthan High Court’s order and allowed it to pass orders on Congress MLAs plea against disqualification notice on Friday. During the hearing today, the court said voices of dissent cannot be suppressed. The SC’s made this observation while hearing an appeal filed by CP Joshi against High Court’s order restraining him from taking action on disqualification notices that he had served to Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs last week. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Joshi, said that the High Court cannot direct Speaker to defer disqualification proceedings against MLAs. Sibal referred to the SC verdict to say courts can’t intervene in disqualification process undertaken by Speaker. “No writ can lie to challenge proceedings before Speaker prior to decision on disqualification or suspension of MLA,” Sibal said. He said the Speaker can be asked to decide disqualification within time frame but process can’t be interfered with. To this, the SC said “dissenting voice in democracy cannot be shut down”. The court also said that this is no simple matter, “these MLAs are elected representatives”. Meanwhile, a local court in Rajasthan has ordered an investigation against BJP leader and Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and his associates in the alleged Rs 884 crore Sanjivini Credit Cooperative Society scam.