Rajasthan assembly speaker, CP Joshi withdraws his plea in the apex court after it allows for the same on Monday. The plea was against the High Court order which allegedly directed him to alter his decisions on disqualification notices. After the Rajasthan political crisis between two major leaders- Sachin Pilot and Gehlot, party issued disqualification notices to dissident Congress MLAs.
On the request of senior advocate Kapil Sibal and advocate Sunil Fernandes, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Krishna Murari and B R Gavai allowed withdrawal of speaker’s plea.
Advocate Sibal told that the Rajasthan High Court has passed the order related to disqualification proceedings before the CP Joshi. He added, “We will contest it there and if the need arises we will again come back to the SC. Unfortunately, the HC is not following an earlier 5-judge bench order of the SC.”
In the petition, the speaker filed earlier said that the disqualification process is part of the assembly. Hence, the High Court could not have interfered by asking him to alter his decisions till the 24th of July.
Earlier, while appearing in another case, Kapil asked Chief Justice of India (CJI) to align Rajasthan’s case against HC urgently. To which, the court responded that he should rather inform concerned registrar that will put the case forth the SC. Also, when Sibal narrated how HC was inappropriate on the decision, the court replied, “don’t argue the case right now.”