Six Bahujan Samaj Get together MLAs in Rajasthan who merged with the Congress in September final 12 months have approached the Supreme Courtroom looking for to switch their disqualification case to the highest court docket.
The MLAs of their petition stated they need a petition filed within the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom looking for their disqualification for alleged defiance of the BSP’s whip in favour of the Congress to be transferred to the Supreme Courtroom.
A single bench of the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom will subsequent week hear the BSP and BJP’s petition towards the merger of the six BSP MLAs with Congress in Rajasthan.
An enchantment by the celebration led by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati looking for a short lived freeze on the merger of its six former legislators with Rajasthan’s Congress authorities was dismissed by the Excessive Courtroom on Thursday, which left the choice to the one bench listening to the case.
The choice, anticipated on August 11, will have crucial implications for the Ashok Gehlot authorities, which is struggling to carry on to its majority in face of the insurrection by Sachin Pilot and his 18 loyalist MLAs.
Of their petition, the MLAs stated an identical questions raised earlier than the Rajasthan Excessive Courtroom is pending within the Supreme Courtroom. “Excessive Courtroom in addition to Supreme Courtroom ought to not study whether or not there’s a merger of BSP with Congress, however should solely study whether or not Speaker of the Rajasthan Meeting has happy himself inside the contours of the highest court docket judgement in 1992 in Kihoto Hollohan case,” the MLAs stated.
Mr Gehlot claims he has the assist of 102 MLAs, one above the bulk mark. If there’s a freeze on the merger, Mr Gehlot’s numbers will drop and he can have a harder struggle on his arms in case of a belief vote.
With out the previous BSP males, Ashok Gehlot’s numbers will drop from 102 to 96. The BJP has 72 MLAs. With the insurgent camp and three independents MLAs, the numbers of the opposite aspect will contact 97. The midway mark within the meeting can even come all the way down to 97 from the present 101.
The BSP and BJP had demanded a keep on the participation of the six MLAs in the home proceedings – essential if the Ashok Gehlot authorities has to take a belief vote.
The six BSP MLAs – Sandeep Yadav, Wajib Ali, Deepchand Kheria, Lakhan Meena, Jogendra Awana and Rajendra Gudha – had defected to the Congress in September final 12 months, serving to the Congress, which gained 101 seats, increase its tally.