Sachin Pilot, the rebel Congress MLA has approached the Rajasthan high court challenging the disqualification notice issued by the Speaker
Bengaluru: The battle has just begun! Sachin Pilot, the rebel Congress MLA has approached the Rajasthan high court challenging the disqualification notice issued by the Speaker.
Sources add that the Sachin Pilot camp is of the view that the notice is nothing but arbitrary.
As per Republic TV, the Pilot camp has also stated that not enough time was given to respond to the notice. The decision to move high court was taken after Sachin Pilot held a meeting with his faction of MLAs at their Haryana hotels through video conferencing.
It might be recalled that the assembly Speaker had on Wednesday, July 15, issued a disqualification notice to Sachin Pilot and other MLAs.
The website added that former Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi and Advocate Harish Salve may represent Sachin Pilot before Rajasthan HC.
Sachin Pilot was sacked as the deputy CM of Rajasthan and PCC chief. The rebel Congress MLA from Tonk had put out a tweet, saying “Truth can never be defeated.”
The decision to sack him was taken by the Congress after he openly rebelled against CM Ashok Gehlot. The Congress tried to pacify him but all their efforts went futile. In fact, reports added that several Congress members dialled him frantically 29 times in a span of just 2 days.
Sources say that Pilot met Gandhis and poured out his woes, even asking for the CM’s post. But the Gandhis, as per sources, did not countenance his request and asked him to wait further. But a hurt and humiliated Pilot was in no mood to accept their proposal.
Well, it all began when the Special Operations Group sent a notice to the deputy CM to appear for investigations in a case related to destabilising his own Congress government during the Rajya Sabha elections in June.
Two BJP leaders were also arrested in this regard. A phone transcript, as reported by NDTV, said Sachin and his senior were having a fight and added that Pilot wanted to become the CM. This did not go done well with the Congress.
Last Updated Jul 16, 2020, 2:14 PM IST