Rajasthan Rebellion: Former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot and the 18 MLAs who are supporting him have jointly moved the Rajasthan High Court on Thursday against Speaker CP Joshi for issuing the disqualification notice. The notices were issued on Tuesday for defying the party whip and for not attending the legislature party meetings.
The petition says the Speaker might have been forced by Gehlot to issue the notice. The disqualification notice has brought the issue of a Speaker’s power to the fore.
Meanwhile, reports said the Congress is open to accept Pilot back in its fold.
Taking a swipe at Sachin Pilot over his claim that he is not joining the BJP, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday asked what happens to his Ghar wapsi’ and whether Rajasthan’s dissident legislators are vacationing in Haryana under the watchful eye of the saffron party.
Pilot has been sacked by the party as Rajasthan deputy chief minister and PCC chief after he openly revolted against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.