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Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2020

No action can be taken against Sachin Pilot & rebel MLAs: HC

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Sachin_Pilot_PTIJAIPUR : In major relief for the Sachin Pilot camp, the Rajasthan High Court today ordered ‘status quo’ to be maintained in the disqualification case against the now-sacked deputy chief minister and 18 other dissidents, putting off the decision till Monday when the Supreme Court hears the case.

The order came after the court allowed the application moved by Team Pilot seeking implemented of the Union of India as a party to the proceedings in the disqualification matter.

A bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta allowed the application that was moved by the petitioners on Thursday. The court then adjourned for 20 minutes. The application for implemented was moved on the grounds that the constitutional amendment is under challenge and, therefore, the Union of India is a necessary party now.

The dissident Congress MLAs led by Pilot have challenged their disqualification notices through the writ petition which was taken up by the bench on Friday last week and arguments were held.Raj-HC
The order came after the court allowed the application moved by Team Pilot seeking implemented of the Union of India as a party to the proceedings in the disqualification matter.

With this order, the court has barred Speaker CP Joshi from acting on the July 14 disqualification notices. The order came after the high court agreed to Pilot’s request to make Centre a party to the case.
The application was moved by Pilot on the ground that Tenth Schedule’s constitutional validity was under challenge and therefore, the Union of India was a necessary party.

Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs had challenged a disqualification notice given by the Speaker in the high court. The notice was given on the request of Congress’ chief whip who said Pilot and his supporters did not attend the party’s CLP meetings. The Pilot camp, however, argued that a party whip applies only when the assembly is in session.
(With Agency Inputs ).
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