Rajasthan HC seeks government view over pendency of petition against 6 MLAs
8.8.2011 (UNI) The Rajasthan High Court has summoned the Advocate General for seeking clarification and the state's views over pendency of anti-defection petition before Speaker Deependra Singh Shekhawat against six MLAs who had won the 2008 elections on BSP tickets and later merged their entire group into the ruling Congress.
The High Court Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Ms Bela Trivedi directed Advocate General Girdhari Singh Bafna to appear before the court tomorrow to express the government's stand and his view whether the court could/should intervene in the case in view of delay in decision on the petition by the Speaker.
A total of six MLAs were elected to the assembly in December 2008 polls on the BSP ticket and extended support to the minority Congress Government.
The entire six member BSP legislature party merged itself into the ruling party in middle of 2009 ahead of the Lok Sabha polls enabling the minority government to attain majority in 200 member house.
BSP state leadership and a political activist had challenged the merger and the petition presently was pending before the Speaker. UNI