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Seeking an interim stay on the High Court order, his petition stated that it was the duty of the apex court to ensure that all constitutional authorities act within the “Lakshman Rekha” for each of them.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari will hear the petition on Thursday.
Amid the struggle for power in Rajasthan, the Enforcement Directorate raided the whereabouts of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother in a nationwide search over an alleged fertilizer scam.
The Congress linked the raids targeting Agrasen Gehlot with an alleged attempt by the BJP to topple his government in Rajasthan.
Party leader Randeep Surjewala said, “Prime Minister Modi has created a ‘raid raj’ in the country but we are not afraid.”
Gehlot wrote a letter directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging the BJP’s involvement in the “horse trading” of MLAs in the state and named Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
In a letter issued to the media on Wednesday, he said, “I do not know to what extent this is in your knowledge or you are being misled.” “History will not forgive those who participate in this deed.”
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The sacked Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has also sent a notice, accusing Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga of apologizing and paying Re 1 as compensation to pay him money to change sides and join BJP Was offered
In Jaipur, the speaker c. P. Joshi said that he is turning to the Supreme Court to resolve the constitutional crisis.
His petition argued that disqualification proceedings under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution are the business of the legislature, and cannot be interfered with.
The decision to move the apex court was taken last evening when the speaker’s office took note of an order of the Rajasthan High Court, giving it “direction”.
The court of Chief Justice Inderjit Mahanti and Justice Prakash Gupta said that its proceedings would resume on Friday and requested the Speaker not to take any action on the notice until we give instructions accordingly.
A show cause notice sent by the Speaker of the Assembly to the disgruntled MLAs asked them to reply by 1 pm on July 17 as to why they should not be disqualified from the state assembly.
In the High Court, the Speaker’s counsel said twice before agreeing to a “request” to extend the deadline to receive an answer.
But the problem arose on Tuesday when the speaker’s office obtained a court order, suggesting that it was a “direction” rather than a “request”.
“The chairman was extending (deadline) on request. Why was the word ‘direct’ then? It was discussed late last night and it was decided to file SLP, ”a lawyer for the chairman told PTI.
The Speaker’s notices followed a complaint by the Congress that 19 MLAs had left the meetings of two legislative parties, one due to whip.
However, the dissidents argued that the whip cannot be issued when there is no assembly session.
His counsel has also challenged the legality of para 2 (1) (a) of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution, a provision that represents the membership of a party who “voluntarily abdicated” legislators, disqualifying them from the House. Will go.
The Speaker said that bypassing the defined roles of an institution is a threat to parliamentary democracy.
He said, “Before we move towards a constitutional crisis, I thought it appropriate that a petition be filed in the Supreme Court.”
Joshi said that only show-cause notices were issued to the MLAs and no decision was taken.
At the house of Ashok Gehlot’s brother in Mandore in Jodhpur district, ED officials searched the Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
Officials said that Agrasen Gehlot is the promoter of Anupam Agri, a seed and fertilizer company.
The central agency, officials said, is exploring at least six locations in the state, including the premises of a former Congress MP who is accused of having a business relationship with Agrasen Gehlot.
He said that raids are also being conducted in West Bengal, Gujarat and Delhi.
The Congress has 107 members and the BJP 72 in the 200-member state assembly.
If 19 dissidents are disqualified, the half-mark in the house will slip to 91, making it easier for Gehlot to maintain majority support.
In the video: ED officials raided Rajasthan CM’s brother’s hideouts over fertilizer scam
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