C.P. Joshi, the Speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly, on the 27th of July, withdrew his petition filed against the Rajasthan High Court (HC) regarding disqualification notices.
Mr. Joshi, on the 16th of July, issued disqualification notices to Sachin Pilot, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and 18 rebel Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs.)
On the 21st of July, the Rajasthan HC directed Mr. Joshi,not to act upon defer disqualification proceedings against Sachin Pilot and the 18 MLAs.
Mr. Joshi submitted a 32 page report for withdrawal to a three bench judge and said, “So kindly permit us to withdraw this plea.”
The bench, which comprised justice B.R. Gavai and justice Krishna Murari, allowed the withdrawal of the case.
Advocate Kapil Sibal, the representative of C.P. Joshi said, “It pains us that high courts are not following Supreme Court judgments.”
With this, the matter is only with the Rajasthan High Court, as the Sachin Pilot team filed a petition against the disqualification notices.
Meanwhile, Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, is trying to maintain stability and hold an Assembly session.
In regard to this, Mr. Gehlot submitted a report to Kalraj Mishra, the Governor of Rajasthan and sought permission.
However, considering the disqualification matter to be in the Rajasthan HC, Governor Mishra rejected the request.
In second attempt, on the night of the 26th of July, the Gehlot Government once again filed a request to conduct the Assembly session.
However, on the 27th of July, Governor Mishra returned the papers and asked to re submit with a detailed information regarding the agenda of the session amid COVID-19.
If approved, Ashok Gehlot is likely to begin the special Assembly session from the 31st of July.
Stay tuned for further updates.