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Rajasthan HC says no action against Pilot and rebel MLAs till July 24

Sachin Pilot and his supporting MLAs have ggot big relief as the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday told the Legislative Assembly Speaker to not to act against action former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and 18 rebel Congress MLAs till July 24. The court also reserved its verdict on the matter on Friday.

A writ petition was filed by Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs on July 17, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by state Assembly Speaker. The notices to the MLAs were served after the party complained to the speaker that the lawmakers had defied a whip to attend two CLP meetings last week on Monday and Tuesday.

The Pilot camp, however, argues that a party whip applies only when the assembly is in session. In its complaint to the speaker, the Congress had sought action against Pilot and the other dissidents under paragraph 2(1)(a) of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.
 
Pilot was sacked as the Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the president of the state Congress unit.