The Rajasthan High Court has ordered ‘status quo’ till Monday. In what can be termed interim relief for Pilot camp. Sachin Pilot gets a big relief and a lot of time as the Rajasthan HC has decided to wait till the SC decides whether the court has the right to intervene in the Speaker’s action.
A day earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to restrain the Rajasthan high court from passing order after a plea filed by speaker CP Joshi against the high court’s direction asking Joshi to defer the disqualification proceedings till July 24.
The SC, which heard the matter through video-conferencing, said the issue raised in the plea filed by the Speaker required “prolonged hearing” as it involved “larger question” related to the democracy and how it will survive.
Observing that “voice of dissent” in a democracy cannot be shut down, the SC refused to accept the request of Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi to either stay the matter pending before the high court or transfer it to the Supreme Court.
“As the high court has already heard the matter after prolonged arguments and reserved the order, we are not staying the passing of the order, however, whatever order is passed, shall be ultimately subject to the outcome of this petition,” the SC said on Thursday as it fixed the matter for hearing on July 27.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Congress MLAs supporting him sought time from governor Kalraj Mishra. Governor has given time at 12:30 pm today.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot wants to start the state assembly session from Monday as he claiming to have a majority in the assembly. He met with governor Kalraj Mishra to take a decision on this immediately. The 20- min meeting was their third meeting since the Congress rebel crisis erupted nearly two weeks ago.
CM Ashok Gehlot has said governor not calling the assembly session despite his request is not understandable. “Probably he is under pressure from above,” Gehlot said addressing media outside Fairmont hotel. CM Ashok Gehlot has said if the governor does not give order to call the assembly, all Congress MLAs will reach Raj Bhawan and collectively request him and If entire public of the state now gherao the Raj Bhawan, we will not be responsible, He added
To build pressure, the Chief Minister and around 100 Congress MLAs drove to the Governor’s House in buses for a show of strength. “Gehlot keeps fighting, we are with you. Call a session,” the MLAs chanted as they waited for the Governor inside the Raj Bhawan.
#WATCH Rajasthan: Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot sit and raise slogans at Raj Bhawan.
The Chief Minister had met Governor Kalraj Mishra this afternoon over the issue of the convening of the Assembly Session. pic.twitter.com/m6XhwwMuM2
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According to reports, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra is seeking legal opinion in the ongoing power tussle in the state. He also reportedly met with Congress MLAs.
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