Rajasthan Political Crisis Highlights: Speaker Goes To Supreme Court Against "Delay"

Asked by a court to defer action against Sachin Pilot and other Congress rebels, the Rajasthan Speaker said today he had decided to go to the Supreme Court against the delay to "avert a constitutional crisis".

Rajasthan Political Crisis Highlights: Speaker Goes To Supreme Court Against 'Delay'

The decision on Sachin Pilot's fight against the Congress will be announced on Friday.

New Delhi:

Rajasthan Speaker said that he had decided to go to the Supreme Court against the delay to "avert a constitutional crisis", a day after he was asked by a court to defer action against Sachin Pilot and other Congress rebels.

Speaker CP Joshi, who served disqualification notices to 19 rebel MLAs including Sachin Pilot for "anti-party activities", was first asked to defer action by three days last week. Yesterday, he was asked by the Rajasthan High Court not to take any action until Friday, when it will announce its decision on the rebels' petition challenging the notices.

Here are the Highlights on Rajasthan Political Crisis:

Jul 22, 2020 20:02 (IST)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Writes To Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Alleges Attempt To Topple Rajasthan Government
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, battling a rebellion by his former deputy Sachin Pilot that has pushed his government to the brink, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday alleging attempts to bribe Congress MLAs to defect. Mr Gehlot named Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat among BJP leaders he said are involved in deal-making with rebel Congress MLAs.
Jul 22, 2020 18:27 (IST)
Top Court hearing on Rajasthan Speaker' plea tomorrow

Supreme Court will begin hearing tomorrow Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi's plea.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari will tomorrow hear the petition by the Speaker against the high court order.
Jul 22, 2020 17:20 (IST)
Acted on basis of complaint from Congress chief whip: Rajasthan Speaker

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi says: "I received a complaint from the chief whip of the Congress party. Accordingly, I asked for a reply."

 "I am fighting for the empowerment of the Speaker by the law. The constitution empowers the Speaker to disqualify," he adds.
Jul 22, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Team Pilot files petition in court

Sachin Pilot's team has also filed a petition asking to be heard before the court takes a decision on the Speaker's request.

The moves comes after the Rajasthan Speaker today requested the Supreme Court to stop the High Court from delivering any verdict on the petition by Sachin Pilot and 18 more Congress rebels challenging disqualification notices from him.

Kapil Sibal will be the Speaker's lawyer in this case and team Pilot will be represented by Mukul Rohatgi.
Jul 22, 2020 13:19 (IST)
"Stop High Court Hearing," Rajasthan Speaker Asks Supreme Court
The Rajasthan Speaker today requested the Supreme Court to stop the High Court from delivering any verdict on the petition by Sachin Pilot and 18 more Congress rebels challenging disqualification notices from him. Speaker CP Joshi also challenged the High Court's order asking him to pause any action against the rebels until its decision on Friday, adding that he had decided to go to the Supreme Court to avert "a constitutional crisis" and a confrontation with the judiciary on his powers.  Read



Jul 22, 2020 11:48 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot's Brother Raided In Alleged Fertiliser Scam
The property of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's brother is being raided by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged scam in exporting fertiliser, sources said.

The BJP in November 2017 had alleged that Ashok Gehlot's brother, Agrasain Gehlot, exported subsidised fertilisers from 2007 to 2009 when the Congress was in power in the centre.

The Enforcement Directorate or ED carried out raids in several places across the country, sources said. Read

Jul 22, 2020 10:33 (IST)
"Heading For Constitutional Crisis": Rajasthan Drama In Supreme Now
Asked by a court to defer action against Sachin Pilot and other Congress rebels, the Rajasthan Speaker said today he had decided to go to the Supreme Court against the delay to "avert a constitutional crisis".

Speaker CP Joshi, who served disqualification notices to 19 rebel MLAs including Sachin Pilot for "anti-party activities", was first asked to defer action by three days last week. Yesterday, he was asked by the Rajasthan High Court not to take any action until Friday, when it will announce its decision on the rebels' petition challenging the notices. Read

Jul 22, 2020 09:30 (IST)
Speaker To Go To Supreme Court As Team Pilot Gets Breather Till Friday
Asked by a court to defer action against Sachin Pilot and other Congress rebels, the Rajasthan Speaker will approach the Supreme Court.

Speaker CP Joshi, who served disqualification notices to 19 rebel MLAs including Sachin Pilot for "anti-party activities" last week, was first asked to defer action by three days. The Rajasthan High Court yesterday said it would announce its decision on the rebels' petition challenging the notices on Friday, and requested that action against them be deferred till then.

The Speaker will challenge the High Court's "delay and intervention" in the Supreme Court. Read

Jul 22, 2020 09:02 (IST)
Sachin Pilot Sends Legal Notice To Congress MLA On Rs 35 Crore Bribery Allegation
Sachin Pilot, whose open revolt in Rajasthan has left the Ashok Gehlot government near collapse, served a legal notice to Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Tuesday over allegations that the sacked deputy chief minister offered him money to join the BJP.

Sources close to Mr Pilot confirmed the notice had been served - for false and malicious statements made by Mr Malinga to the press a day earlier.

On Monday Mr Malinga had told reporters in Jaipur: "I had a discussion with Sachin Pilot. He spoke to me and said how much do you want. He told me Rs 35 crore". Read