AMIDST a political crisis in Rajasthan, BJP MLA Madan Dilawar on Sunday took aim at Assembly Speaker C P Joshi, saying he did not take any action on a petition seeking disqualification of six BSP legislators for their merger with the Congress.
“As per the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, I had filed a petition before the Assembly Speaker on March 16 (for disqualification of the BSP MLAs) and gave a reminder on July 17 for quick decision (on it), but no action was taken,” Dilawar said in a statement. Dilawar said he was surprised that his petition was cancelled without a hearing and without even giving any notice to the BSP legislators, but the Speaker issued notices to 19 rebel Congress MLAs on July 14 and demanded reply by July 17.
Last week, Dilawar filed a petition in the Rajasthan HC for quashing the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress and challenging the “inaction” of the Speaker in not deciding on his plea. The petition will be heard by a single-judge bench of the High Court on Monday.