Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court further extended the reprieve it had provided to Sachin Pilot’s rebel camp to July 27 following its decision to accept Pilot’s last-minute request to make the government at the Centre a party to the case. This will provide an avenue for the Pilot camp to avail of the Centre’s stand on whether the anti-defection law is applicable in this specific instance.
The HC’s decision to keep the status quo prevalent has prompted Chief Minister Gehlot to seek an urgent meeting with Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra. The Chief Minister is expected to take the full strength of the Congress MLAs under his wing to the Governor for showing the Party ‘s strength. Soon after the meet, he is slated to call for an assembly session.
Earlier, in the meeting he held with the Governor hours after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Pilot’s camp, Gehlot has reportedly informed the governor, “We have a majority.” Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Police’s Special Operation Group (SOG)” has been put on full swing to investigate the “horse-trading of MLAs” allegation under Gehlot’s instruction. At the time of going to press, the SOG was still trying to track down the two rebel MLA’s who switched allegiance to Pilot.
– globalbihari bureau