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Tough time for Pilot, Gehlot camps as HC defers order till Friday

Speaker prevented from taking action against rebel MLAs

Sachin pilot, Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan
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File photo of Sachin Pilot with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot during a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC in Jaipur. Sachin Pilot removed as Deputy CM of Rajasthan and also from the state PCC chief today by the Congress party.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Tension in the two camps of the Congress in Rajasthan mounted as the High Court deferred till Friday an order on the disqualification of sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs. The HC has prevented the Speaker from taking any action against the MLAs till then.

However, to preempt Pilot and the BJP joining hands, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will likely call an Assembly session as soon as possible and seek a vote of confidence. The Congress MLAs who vote against Gehlot in a trust motion will automatically stand disqualified. According to laws governing Indian legislatures, no other

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 10:25 PM IST

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