Should the Rajasthan issue be legally settled? Congress divided, sources say

Should the Rajasthan issue be legally settled? Congress divided, sources say

New Delhi: The Congress is divided over whether to legally pursue the Rajasthan case in the Rajasthan Supreme Court, the court is expected to hear the case.

One section wants Congress to get its petition out of the court and handle the case politically. These leaders said, it seems that the crisis should be dealt with politically. Others are eager to maintain engagement in court.

Last week, after the rebel camp led by Sachin Pilot, went to the Rajasthan High Court and it granted them temporary relief, Congress filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the order. On Friday, the High Court gave protection to the Sachin Pilot Camp, saying that the speaker cannot take any action against them until a big constitutional question about the powers of the speaker is decided.

However, the Congress is likely to interfere in the strategy to convene the assembly at the earliest.

Governor Kalraj Mishra, who turned down the first proposal to call the assembly by the Ashok Gehlot government, listed it as one of the six reasons for refusal.

“The issue of disqualification of some legislators is pending with the High Court and the Supreme Court. The government has been asked to take cognizance of the case,” read a release from the Governor’s office on Friday.

Now many prominent Congress leaders are of the opinion that the petition in the Supreme Court should now be withdrawn and the issue should be taken forward politically.

Mr. Gehlot sent a second proposal to the Governor today, citing the date of July 31, stating the coronovirus as an agenda. There is no word in it in the floor test.

Gehlot said that some MLAs supporting him in the rebel camp in Gurugram, Haryana, are being held hostage and once the rebels are forced to come to Jaipur for the assembly session, their numbers will increase further.