The High Court seeks facts on MLAs’ resignations from Rajasthan Speaker
New Delhi: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday asked Assembly Speaker Dr. CP Joshi to clarify the facts by January 16 on the resignation letters of 91 MLAs sent to the court.
A division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Shubha Mehta considered Advocate General M S Singhvi’s plea seeking more time to file reply on behalf of Speaker Dr Joshi, who was given three days on December 6 to file the reply. Show cause notice was given for the same. Week on the mass resignation of 91 MLAs on September 25, 2022.
In a statement to the media here, quoting today’s proceedings, Deputy Leader in the House and petitioner Rajendra Rathore said: “On seeking time to reply by advocate Singhvi, the Chief Justice said: You can be given time but you have to tell Court, can the decision on resignation be kept pending indefinitely? You will have to take a decision in this regard as per the applicable rules and procedure.”
“The CJ gave an oral direction to the Advocate General to take a decision on the resignation letters of the 91 MLAs and clarify the facts on the resignations within 10 days and before the next assembly session starting from January 23,” Rathore said. Case in court, said.
It is noteworthy that the Chief Whip of the ruling Congress and PHED Minister Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Deputy Whip Mahendra Chaudhary, Chief Minister’s Advisor Sanyam Lodha and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal submitted the resignation of 91 MLAs to the Assembly Speaker after three hours of political struggle. In September last year, there was drama at Dhariwal’s residence when Congress observers Ajay Maken and Mallikarjun Kharge came to hold a CLP meeting.