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Rajasthan Tales: Sachin Pilot Wins In Top Court, Now Verdict In High Court Today
Ashok Gehlot has a narrow lead in the 200-member assembly - just one MLA over the majority mark of 101.
Rajasthan Tales: Sachin Pilot Wins In Top Court, Now Verdict In High Court Tomorrow
New Delhi: Supreme Court today noted the voice of dissent in a democracy cannot be shut down, hearing the Rajasthan Speaker's petition challenging any court interference on disqualification notices he had served to Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress rebels last week. Supreme Court during the arguments on whether the Gigh Court had any right to interfere or give protective orders for the rebels asked "It is the matter of just one day. Why can't you wait".The judge questioned why the Speaker, a neutral person should approach the court at all.
Yesterday Speaker CP Joshi had sked the Top Court to the Rajasthan High Court form giving any verdict on the rebels challenge to disqualification notices he had sent last week. Also in the petition, the speaker said that the High Court cannot ask him to defer action against the rebels until Friday
Updates In The Story :
1. The High Court cannot give any protective order at this stage to the other camp. No court can intervene when the Speaker is deciding the case," Mr. Sibal said. He was responding to the arguments of the Speaker's counsel Kapil Sibal defending his right to serve notices questioning rebels why they skipped party meetings. "The High Court cannot give any protective order at this stage to the other camp," Kapil Sibal told a three-judge Supreme Court bench, representing the Speaker. No court can intervene when the Speaker is deciding the case, he said.
2."Assume a leader has lost the faith of persons. While remaining in a party they cannot be disqualified. Then this will become a tool and no one can raise their voice. The voice of dissent in a democracy cannot be suppressed like this," said Justice AK Mishra, without referring to the Rajasthan crisis.
3. Rebellion Sachin Pilot team also petitioned the Top Court to give it a hearing before making any decision after the speaker's sudden move. Whereas a three-judge Supreme Court bench will decide whether the Rajasthan High Court can announce its verdict tomorrow on team Pilot's challenge to the speaker's disqualification.
4. Inculding Sachin Pilot and other 19 rebel MLAs, Speaker CP Joshi had served notices after they skipped two meetings of Congress MLAs called by the CM Ashok Gehlot last week.
5. The rebel in the court has argued that they do not intend to left the party they only want a change in the leadership.
6.Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot jas a narrow lead in 200 member assembly. If the courts decide team Pilot's 19 MLAs can be disqualified, Mr. Gehlot can win more easily.
7. If the rebel MLAs win their case against the disqualification, they can vote against the Congress government and make it tough for Mr. Gehlot.
8."At a time when our priority should be to save lives and livelihoods of the masses, the center has become the main conspirator in toppling a state government," Mr. Gehlot wrote to PM Modi. "I don't know how much you know about this or whether you are being misled. History will also not forgive those who are complicit in these plots," he said.
9. Yesterday Sachin Pilot sent a legal notice to the Congress MLA who accused him of trying to bribe him into defecting