Rajasthan High Court Order On Friday, Asks Speaker To Defer Move; Other Big Stories
Updated: July 22, 2020 09:24 IST
Sachin Pilot and his team of rebels will find out on Friday whether they can be disqualified as Congress MLAs, when the Rajasthan High Court announces its decision on their challenge to notices served for "anti-party activities". Until then, the Rajasthan Speaker cannot take any action against them, said the High Court.
Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 rebel lawmakers from the Congress who are loyal to him won protection from possible disqualification proceedings till July 24, with the Rajasthan high court reserving its verdict on their challenge of these proceedings till then. Hindustan Times
Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday pitched next year's Assembly elections as a battle for Bengal that must be fought against marauding "outsiders" and arrayed herself as a bulwark against "Gujarat" rule - a euphemism for the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine. The Telegraph
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of "hatching a conspiracy" to try and topple duly elected governments of opposition-ruled states by using central agencies annd money power." Asian Age