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BSP MLAs who joined Congress served high court notices in Jaisalmer hotel

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August 7, 2020, 9:53 pm

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: The six BSP MLAs who joined the Congress were served the Rajasthan high court notices at a hotel in Jaisalmer where they are being ‘hoarded’ in the wake of possible floor test to prove the majority of the current Ashok Gehlot government. A Jaisalmer court reader served the notices, requiring them to submit their reply by August 11 on their merger with the Congress. The merger took place nearly nine months ago.

A double bench of the high court had asked the single bench to pronounce its judgement on the plea filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar and BSP by August 11. The plea seeks a stay on the merger of the six BSP MLAs with the Congress. The MLAs are Lakhan Singh, Rajendra Singh, Deepchand, Jogendra Singh Awana, Sandeep Kumar and Wajid Ali.

The single bench of the high court had issued a notice to six MLAs and Speaker among others and sought reply from them by August 11. But the BSP moved the double bench stating that it was not feasible to make the MLAs comply with the notice instructions. The BSP also sought a stay on the BSP MLAs participating in the floor test in the assembly till the matter was in the court.

The double bench then asked the single bench to pronounce judgement in the matter by August 11. The court also directed that the notices be served by August 8. The court directed district judge Jaisalmer to assist with the procedure as the MLAs were in a hotel.

First published: August 7, 2020