New Delhi: Congress rebel MLA Sachin Pilot, who is fighting the disqualification notice issued by Speaker C.P. Joshi in the Rajasthan High Court, wished the latter on his birthday Wednesday.
Pilot tweeted in Hindi, “Best wishes to Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi on his birthday. I pray to the almighty for his good health and long life.”
राजस्थान विधानसभा अध्यक्ष @drcpjoshi जी को जन्मदिवस की हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।
मैं ईश्वर से आपके उत्तम स्वास्थ्य एवं दीर्घायु जीवन की कामना करता हूँ।
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) July 29, 2020
Joshi, who is a senior Congress leader and former union minister, turns 70 today.
Pilot and Joshi’s legal battle
Pilot and 18 other rebel MLAs are awaiting the Rajasthan High Court’s decision in their challenge to the Speaker’s disqualification notices.
On 14 July, Joshi had served notices to them asking why they should not be disqualified after they skipped two meetings of Congress legislators.
Pilot and the rebel MLAs had challenged their disqualification notices in the High Court through a writ petition.
The High Court had then, on 21 July, asked Joshi to defer action on the notices and then later on 24 July had asked him to maintain “status quo”, essentially putting the disqualification process on hold.
In the interim, Joshi had approached the Supreme Court against the High Court order.
Now, Joshi is reportedly set to file a fresh Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision.