The direction effectively means that rebel MLAs will not be required to submit their reply to the Speaker and no action can be taken against them till the hearing resumes in the Supreme Court on July 27.
Hearing a revision petition by Barmer residents Labu Singh, 40, and Guman Singh, 70, Jaipur’s Additional District and Sessions Judge Pawan Agrawal ordered an investigation on the allegations made by them.
In an impleadment application, Meena has prayed that the Union government be made a party through the Secretary of Ministry of Law and Justice (Dept. of Legal Affairs) “in the interest of justice and law.”
In the letter written in Hindi, Gehlot said that at a time when the country is struggling with a pandemic, the central government is busy playing a prominent role in bringing down Congress governments in states.
Hearing the petition filed by the rebel MLAs challenging disqualification notices, the bench of High Court Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta said it had heard all parties and listed the matter for July 24.
The tapes mention “Gajendra Singh”, and though the Congress says that this is actually Shekhawat, the FIRs filed by the state government with the Rajasthan Police and Anti-Corruption Bureau do not say so.
Following a complaint lodged by state Government Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi, the Special Operations Group of Rajasthan police filed two different FIRs, one of which named Bhanwar Lal Sharma, Gajendra Singh and Sanjay Jain, for allegedly trying to topple the government.
In his first such remarks against Pilot, without mentioning him by name, Gehlot said the former deputy CM was “involved” in the BJP’s “conspiracy” to topple his government and claimed proof of “horse-trading” by him.