Congress initiates disqualification process against rebel MLAs; speaker issues notice

  • | Wednesday | 15th July, 2020

CP Joshi on Wednesday issued a notice to Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel MLAs for not attending Congress Legislative Party meetings. A reply has been sought from them by July 17.

After completion of the second CLP meet, the Congress party has started the process of disqualifying rebel MLSs. MLAs who didn’t attend the two consecutive CLP meetings held to beef up the number of MLAs supporting Gehlot were served notices from the Congress party on Tuesday.

The decision came hours after Sachin Pilot was removed as deputy chief minister and two other ministers, Vishwendra Singh and Ramesh Meena were dropped from the cabinet. Singh and Meena are considered close associates of 42-year-old Pilot.

Congress general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, Avinash Pande, said the party had initiated the process of issuing notices to the MLAs who did not attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting by submitting a petition before assembly speaker CP Joshi.

He said the absence of the MLAs from the CLP meeting amounted to giving up their membership of the party voluntarily as they tried to destabilise the government. “We have filed a petition before the speaker for dismissal, if the replies aren’t found justified, then it is up to the speaker to decide the action,” said Pande.

CP Joshi on Wednesday issued a notice to Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel MLAs for not attending Congress Legislative Party meetings. A reply has been sought from them by July 17.



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