The Rajasthan High Court has barred Speaker CP Joshi from acting on the July 14 disqualification notices. The order came after the HC agreed to Sachin Pilot’s request to make Centre a party to the case.
Pilot and 18 other MLAs had challenged a disqualification notice given by the Speaker in the high court. The notice was given on the request of Congress’ chief, reasons citing that Pilot and his supporters did not attend the party’s CLP meetings.
However, the Pilot camp opposed that it only be justified if the assembly in currently in session.
In the last hearing, the high court had asked the Speaker to wait for its verdict today before taking any action against Pilot camp.
The Speaker had sent notices to Pilot and 18 MLAs under the anti-defection law and were asked to present before the Speaker on July 17.
The development had come even as Rajasthan Congress is in turmoil after differences between Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot became the talk of the town.