Sachin Pilot, Rebel MLAs Knock Rajasthan High Court's Door Amid Growing Rift With Congress
The growing rift between the Congress party and Sachin Pilot has increased rather than declining. Now Sachin Pilot and 18 of his supporting MLAs have reached Jaipur High Court against the notice of Assembly Speaker CP Joshi. Earlier, Speaker CP Joshi had asked all MLAs, including Sachin Pilot, to reply by 1 pm on July 17. Now in the High Court, the Sachin Pilot camp will be represented by Mukul Rohatgi and Rajasthan Congress Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Prithviraj Meena, MLA supporting Sachin Pilot, moves Rajasthan High Court challenging state Assembly Speaker's disqualification notice to them; matter to be heard at 3 pm today. Harish Salve & Mukul Rohatgi to represent them. pic.twitter.com/715UbUx09o— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2020
In fact, after the revolt of Sachin Pilot, the Congress had called a meeting of the Legislature Party twice. For this, a whip was issued but Sachin Pilot and his MLAs did not participate in the meeting. After this, Congress chief Whip Mahesh Joshi complained to the Speaker CP Joshi and demanded the cancellation of his membership from the Legislative Assembly.
On the notice, supporters of Sachin Pilot say that they have not violated any whip. Legally, whip applies when the assembly session is going on and everyone knows that no assembly session is going on at the moment, so whip has no meaning.