If at least 1/3rd of a party decides to split, then those who have split away cannot be disqualified under Paragraph 2(1) of the law.
The merger of the BSP MLAs who were constantly in touch with Gehlot is being seen as a ‘masterstroke’ of the CM – in which his deputy Sachin Pilot had no role to play.
In a tweet, Mayawati said, 'The Congress government in Rajasthan has once again broken BSP MLAs and proved that is an unreliable and untrustworthy party'.
While several leaders at all levels are deserting the NCP, Pawar was upset on being asked to comment about former deputy chief minister Padmasingh Patil, who happens to be his close relative.
A special session of the West Bengal state assembly is scheduled to begin from August 26 and will continue till September 6.
With Mishra's disqualification, the Assembly seat of Karawal Nagar, which was with Kapil Mishra, is now vacant.
Efforts were on to bring back Sovan Chatterjee to the party fold, who had taken a sabbatical from active politics since last year due to personal reasons.
Chatterjee, a former minister of the Mamata Banerjee government, joined the party in the presence of its senior West Bengal leader Mukul Roy and its general secretary Arun Singh.
Shailender Vaid, ex-chairman and convenor of the Congress' minority morcha, was welcomed in the BJP by its state president Ravinder Raina.
The decision comes nearly a week after Ram Niwas Goel disqualified rebel AAP MLA and former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra for campaigning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.
Schedule 10 of the Constitution which was brought to stop defection is being manipulated by the Central government, he said.
Most of the defected MLAs said the BJP’s state leadership asked them not to be active now.
Mukul Roy said during a press conference that 107 MLAs, mostly from the Trinamool Congress, would join the BJP shortly.
Roy said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.
The Supreme Court has pressed the pause button on the breathless drama in Karnataka politics until Tuesday.