Has the Governor taken an oath to uphold the Constitution or to protect BJP’s interests in Rajasthan? : Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal
Senior Congress Leader and Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal

Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal has raised questions on Governor Kalraj Mishra amidst political uproar in Rajasthan. Kapil Sibal wrote on Twitter on Tuesday whether Kalraj Mishra has taken the oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws or the interests of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Significantly, the Congress party is constantly questioning the governor for not calling the assembly session.

Questioning the High Court of Rajasthan for not following the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, Sibal ironically asked whether the Rajasthan High Court is bound by some other law.

Earlier, three senior leaders of Congress, all being former law ministers in the UPA government, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Ashwini Kumar had written a letter to Governor Kalraj Mishra in which they stated that if the assembly session is not called then a constitutional crisis can arise in the state. Significantly, Kapil Sibal is also representing as a counsel on behalf of the Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

Governor Kalraj Mishra has been asked by the Congress government to call the assembly session. However, the Governor in his reply cited the coronavirus pandemic as well as lack of clarity in the letter. Apart from this, the news of a 21 day notice for calling the assembly session has been revealed now. This is the reason why Kalraj Mishra is constantly being targeted by Congress.

The Congress thinks that it should prove its majority in the Vidhan Sabha at the earliest or disqualify the Sachin Pilot faction by calling a session. Congress is busy working in this direction, but without success so far.

Congress MLAs had also staged a sit-in at the Raj Bhavan to call the session, besides Congress workers are demonstrating in different parts of the country. Earlier, the Congress had threatened to encircle the Raj Bhavan, but the Congress withdrew the decision for fear of constitutional crisis arising out of it.

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