The drama with the Rajasthan political crisis continues with the Speaker withdrawing the plea in Supreme Court against the High Court order on dissident MLAs of the Sachin Pilot camp.
The Governor, Kalraj Mishra, in the meanwhile responded to the (second) request for an Assembly session by the Chief Minister, by permitting the Assembly session to be held only if a 21 day notice is served.
Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram in the meanwhile said that the Governor must remember that he has no master other than the Constitution and the law and that the Rajasthan Governor must permit the Assembly session as requested by the Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot.
Chidambaram, in his statement also said that if the executive government wants the legislature to meet, if has the absolute right and authority to call a session and the Governor simply needs to sign the request and issue summons to the MLAs.
Former Law ministers and Congress leaders Ashwani Kumar, Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal in one tone said that the established legal position says that Governor is obliged to call an Assembly session in accordance with the advice of the State government. They added that the Governor delaying the Assembly session has resulted in an avoidable constitutional crisis.