Rajasthan: Ahead of bypolls, Congress to withdraw SLP towards rebels


Seven months after the political disaster in Rajasthan, Congress Chief Whip within the Rajasthan Assembly, Mahesh Joshi, has moved to withdraw the Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court concerning disqualification of insurgent celebration MLAs.

In a letter despatched Monday to his advocate in Supreme Court, Varun Chopra, Joshi stated that “in view of subsequent events, I do not wish to pursue the instant Special Leave Petition. You are hereby instructed to move an appropriate application to withdraw the aforesaid SLP.”

On Monday itself, Chopra wrote to the Registrar, Supreme Court of India, informing concerning the petitioner’s resolution to withdraw the SLP.

The move comes forward of bypolls to 4 Assembly seats, whereas the dates for a similar are but to be introduced. With a fierce contest on the playing cards, the Congress hopes to provide the factions within the state one much less motive for friction, although there isn’t any love misplaced between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot.

It has been just a little over six months since a belief vote for the Gehlot authorities was held within the Assembly. While there isn’t any rule {that a} second vote of confidence can’t be held inside six months of a vote of confidence, it has typically been the pattern.

On July 13 final yr, Joshi had moved an software earlier than Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C P Joshi, asking him to disqualify 19 Congress MLAs led by Sachin Pilot as that they had violated the whip.

Mahesh Joshi didn’t reply to calls.