The Supreme Court on January 7 sought responses from Rajasthan Assembly Speaker and others on two separate pleas against the merger of all six BSP MLAs into the ruling Congress Legislature Party in the State.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and BJP MLA Madan Dilawar have filed separate appeals against an order of the Rajasthan High Court which asked the Speaker to decide within three months a disqualification petition against all the six BSP MLAs ‘merging’ with the ruling Congress party.
A Bench of Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and K.M. Joseph, in the proceedings conducted through video conferencing, also issued notices to the Assembly Secretary and all the six MlAs who defected and merged with the Congress.
The merger was a boost to Ashok Gehlot-led state government as the tally of the Congress increased to over 100 in the house of 200 MLAs.