A BJP MLA has filed a petition within the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket for quashing the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress, a transfer months again which helped the ruling get together to retain majority within the meeting.
The petition by Madan Dilawar additionally challenges the “inaction” of the Speaker in not deciding on his plea searching for the disqualification of the Bahujan Samaj Social gathering MLAs from the meeting.
The petition will probably be heard by a single-judge bench of the excessive courtroom on Monday.
Sandeep Yadav, Wajib Ali, Deepchand Kheria, Lakhan Meena, Jogendra Awana and Rajendra Gudha gained the 2018 meeting elections on BSP tickets.
They utilized for merger as a gaggle with the Congress on September 16 final 12 months. The Speaker handed an order two days later declaring that the six MLAs will probably be handled as an integral a part of the Congress.
The merger was a lift to the Ashok Gehlot-led authorities because the Congress tally elevated to 107 in a Home of 200.
The BJP MLA had then filed a petition to Speaker CP Joshi in opposition to the merger being not handled as defection, which might have led to the six MLAs’ disqualification from the meeting.
Madan Dilawar has now contrasted the remedy of his personal petition with the motion taken by the Speaker on a plea by Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi, searching for the disqualification of 19 dissident MLAs led by Sachin Pilot.
He stated whereas the Speaker issued disqualification notices to the 19 MLAs the identical day he acquired the grievance from the Congress, no motion has been taken in his case even after 4 months.
The BJP petition within the excessive courtroom comes amid a authorized battle over the Speaker’s notices to the dissident MLAs, who moved the courtroom earlier in opposition to the disqualification transfer.
The excessive courtroom at the moment requested the Speaker to not take any motion for now on his notices.
Speaker CP Joshi has already moved Supreme Court docket over a excessive courtroom path to him to defer motion on the notices, because the tussle for energy in Rajasthan continues.
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