Rajasthan Speaker to seek SC intervention on disqualification row
Jaipur: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, CP Joshi on Wednesday reacted sharply to the Rajasthan High Court’s request to defer action against the Sachin Pilot camp of rebel MLAs till the hearing resumes on Friday. In a press address, he asserted that the legislative wing of democracy had every right to act within its ambit. Referring to his act of serving disqualification notices to the dissident group of MLAs for carrying out anti-party activities, Joshi informed reporters that he will move the Supreme Court and ensure that the Assembly is saved from a Constitutional crisis.
Stressing on the rights of the legislative wing, he said, “I had exercised my right as the Speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly to disqualify MLAs when deemed appropriate. The Speaker’s decision is binding on such things and no one can brook any interference with my functioning.” On a softer note, he said, “I have respected the verdict of the honourable High Court. But when it comes to an issue like one authority overlapping the other, I will seek legal recourse to avert such a situation.”
Meanwhile, reports also poured in that Sachin Pilot had served a legal notice to Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga for heaping the allegation that Pilot had offered him money to jump into the BJP bandwagon. Sachin termed this statement as “false and malicious.” This was in response to what Malinga had spoken while addressing journalists on Monday.
– globalbihari bureau