Supreme Court refuses Rajasthan Speaker’s plea against High Court order [24.7.2020]

C.P. Joshi had issued anti-defection notices to former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs.

New Delhi, 23rd July, 2020

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi’s plea to stop the State’s High Court from deciding the validity of the anti-defection notices he issued to former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs.

But the High Court order on July 24 will be subject to the final decision on the Speaker’s remonstrance in the Supreme Court that the High Court crossed the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ and interfered with an ongoing disqualification proceedings even before he could take a final decision.

The Speaker had complained that the High Court had no jurisdiction to ask him to defer the disqualification proceedings till July 24.


24 Jul 2020