SC allows Rajasthan Speaker to withdraw plea against HC order on Sachin Pilot, rebel MLAs

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi to withdraw his petition against the high court order asking him to defer the disqualification proceedings against 19 rebel Congress MLAs including sacked Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Speaker C P Joshi told a three-judge Bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra that the Rajasthan High Court had passed a fresh order on July 24 which raised several other issues including interpretation of 10th Schedule.

Sibal told the bench that they were weighing the legal options.

The Rajasthan high court on July 24, had ordered status quo to be maintained in the disqualification case against Sachin Pilot and rebel Congress MLAs. With this order, the court barred the Speaker from acting on the July 14 disqualification notices against dissident MLAs.

On Thursday, the Supreme court had refused the request of state Assembly speaker to stay the Rajasthan High Court proceedings on the petition filed by Pilot camp over the disqualification notice.