Mumbai: In a huge relief for rebel leader Sachin Pilot and his supporters, the Rajasthan High Court, on Tuesday asked the Speaker to not take any action against Pilot and his supporters till the hearing of the case on July 24.
Advocate Prateek Kasliwal, appearing for Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi, said that the arguments in the case have been closed.
Kasliwal told reporters here, “The arguments in the case have been concluded. The court has heard the arguments of all the parties. The High Court heard the case on July 24 for orders.”
He also said that the High Court requested the Speaker to postpone the hearing till July 24.
Earlier today, lawyer Mukul Rohatgi, representing Sachin Pilot in the High Court, said that the MLAs were given less time to respond as per the rules in the case.
He issued notice to Speaker, Sachin Pilot, and other MLAs on the same day of the complaint. According to the rules, less time has been given to respond. No reason has been filed for issuing the notice, ”he said while speaking to the media.
Pilot and 18 MLAs of his camp approached the Rajasthan High Court regarding the disqualification notice, seeking to quash and set aside the show cause notice issued to him by the Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on 14 July.
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi had sent notices under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution to Pilot and 18 MLAs, known as anti-defection law, mainly as chief whip for their disqualification. The MLAs were earlier asked to appear before the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on 17 July, but it was deferred in view of the hearing before the court.
After the differences between Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, there has been an uproar in the Rajasthan Congress. The pilot was dismissed from the post of Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and State PCC President on 14 July.
(With ANI Inputs)