There seems to be no end in the turmoil of Rajasthan political crisis. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has sought additional details from the state government for the convening of the assembly session from July 31. He also said it would be difficult to call MLAs at a short notice during the owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gehlot camp, is confident of its numbers and feels a floor test may be its best bet to end the political crisis. An official statement also said that the governor is delaying convening a session due to pressure from the BJP-led central government. Earlier, Ashok Gehlot had requested Mishra to start a session of the state assembly to discuss bills, including one on the COVID-19, without mentioning a floor test.
Mishra has denied the Congress’ charge, saying he will follow constitutional norms to convene the House. The governor had turned down the earlier proposal sent by the Congress government and said that it did not mention a date or a reason. Meanwhile, Rajasthan assembly Speaker CP Joshi withdrew his plea before the Supreme Court which had challenged the Rajasthan high court order of July 21 directing him to defer action on disqualification notices against Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.
Senior counsel Kapil Sibal, who was representing Joshi, told the three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra that the high court, on July 24, passed a detailed order staying action by the speaker against the dissident MLAs and setting out legal issues which it was proposing to consider.