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Supreme Court allows Rajasthan speaker to withdraw his plea | India News

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NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi on Monday withdrew his plea in the Supreme Court, against the High Court order which had directed him to defer his decision on disqualification notices issued to former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot […]

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi on Monday withdrew his plea in the Supreme Court, against the High Court order which had directed him to defer his decision on disqualification notices issued to former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal and advocate Sunil Fernandes requested the Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari to allow withdrawal of Speaker’s petition, following which the court allowed the withdrawal of petition.
Sibal told the apex court that the Rajasthan HC has passed a detailed order relating to disqualification proceedings pending before the Speaker.
“We will contest it there and if need arises we will again come back to the SC. Unfortunately, the HC is not following an earlier 5-judge bench order of the SC,” he said.
Congress sources had said that the speaker’s hurried SC petition was meant to make the HC follow the 1992 Kihoto Hollohan judgment.
The apex court has enlarged the scope of the debate in a settled legal position by deciding to scrutinise whether dissent could be stifled through disqualification, which is not germane to the current political and constitutional crisis.
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