Sachin Pilot, 18 rebel MLAs move HC against Rajasthan Assembly Speaker’s disqualification notice

A day after Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi sent disqualification notices to Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel MLAs, the former deputy chief minister and his band of rebels have moved Rajasthan high court against the speaker’s notices. The case is set for hearing at 3pm today.

Joshi had on Wednesday issued notices after the party sought their disqualification from the state assembly. Sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and the other MLAs were asked to respond to the notices by Friday, sources said. The notices were issued on Tuesday. Congress sources said Pilot and 18 other MLAs had defied a whip and did not attend its legislature party meetings.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is set to induct his new cabinet today, the Congress has insisted that its doors remain open for rebel leader Sachin Pilot, who may hold a press conference to make his next move clear.