Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday issued
show cause notices to the Speaker and six BSP MLAs who merged
the party with Congress early last year enabling the latter to
obtain a majority in the state assembly.
The notices were issued on a petition filed by the BSP
through its state president Bhagwan Singh Baba.
In the petition, it has been alleged that the Speaker has
been deliberately deferring hearing of the petition filed
before him to declare the six BSP MLAs ineligible to hold the
post under the Anti-defection law.
It has been prayed that since the party won a total of
six seats represented by these MLAs, they had no right to
merge a national level party locally just to help Congress
gain majority in the state.
"The party has requested the court to disqualify the MLAs
under tenth schedule of the Constitution," Ajeemuddin, counsel
for the petitioner, said.
The notices were issued to State minister for health
Rajkumar Sharma, Mrarilal Meena, Girraj singh Meena, Rajendra
Singh Gudha, Ramkesh Meena, and Ramesh Chandra Meena.