Rajasthan Political LIVE Updates ED Raids Gehlot’s Brother in Fertiliser Scam
Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Speaker CP Joshi today said he will approach the Supreme Court a day after he was asked to defer action against the rebel MLAs led by now-sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. Joshi, who served disqualification notices to the dissidents for “anti-party activities” last week, was asked to not act against the MLAs till Friday. Addressing a press conference, Joshi said he planned to move the SC to avert what he called a “constitutional crisis”. “The Speaker has the right to disqualify MLAs.
After a reprieve from the Rajasthan High Court in his slugfest with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Pilot has served a legal notice to Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga for his statement that Pilot had offered him money to join the BJP. A message on Pilot’s official WhatsApp group said last night that he has served Malinga a legal notice for “the false and malicious statement” he made to the press. Malinga told reporters on Monday that the talks were held at Pilot’s residence and he (Malinga) alerted Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot about the conspiracy to topple the state government. “I had a talk with Sachin ji. He had offered money to join the BJP but I refused that I will not join the BJP,” Malinga said. Malinga is in the Gehlot camp and staying at a hotel on Delhi highway along with other MLAs. The MLA could not be contacted for comments.