Pilot, 18 different Congress MLAs face disqualification; Rajasthan Assembly Speaker points notices


Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 15

The Congress on Wednesday initiated disqualification proceedings in opposition to sacked Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 different insurgent occasion MLAs for breach of occasion self-discipline and conspiring to dislodge the duly elected state authorities.

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi has despatched notices to the 19 Congress MLAs, together with Pilot, who’ve been elevating a banner of revolt in opposition to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress dispensation within the state.

The notices require MLAs to reply by July 17.

The notices had been issued after Congress chief Mahesh Joshi wrote to the Speaker in search of his intervention for continuing in opposition to the rebels in accordance with the tenth schedule of the Constitution.

Joshi stated in his letters: “Over the last several days, attempts have been made to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan through corruption, bribery and other illegal means. The MLAs in question have been deliberately conspiring against the Congress to destabilise its government and are acting openly against party interests.”

The chief additionally alleged within the letter that the insurgent lawmakers intentionally absented themselves from the CLP assembly on July 13 and the second meet on July 14 additionally.

“The MLAs gave interviews to select TV channels challenging the government and levelling allegations against the party and the government,” the chief whip stated.

He stated these open challenges to occasion management is an simple expression of a revolt in opposition to the Congress and signifies they’ve voluntarily given up occasion membership by conspiring in opposition to the occasion.

The Congress cited the Constitution Tenth Schedule (anti Defection) regulation to say the MLAs with their motion entice disqualification beneath the tenth schedule and needs to be accordingly proceeded in opposition to.

The Congress, by means of disqualification of rebels, seeks to convey down the meeting power from the present 200 and achieve an edge within the energy sport to save lots of its authorities from any potential future menace.

Ashok Gehlot claims he has the help of a minimum of 104 MLAs. The present majority in meeting is 101.

By disqualifying rebels, the Congress could make their revolt irrelevant to the quantity sport because the meeting power will fall by 19 MLAs and accordingly the straightforward majority mark may also cut back giving Gehlot respiration area.



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