"The arguments are most likely to be concluded tomorrow. Today, advocate Harish Salve concluded his arguments. Rohatgi will argue tomorrow. The court will then hear the applicants who have filed the application on the matter before the court," Kasliwal told reporters.
"Later, the court will give the opportunity to the parties to argue on the rejoinders. There has been no extension on the hearing on the disqualification notice hearing before the Speaker, which is slated tomorrow," he added.
Kasliwal said that today senior Congress
leader advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi submitted his arguments on behalf of the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker.
During the hearing, Singhvi argued that the Speaker is a designated person under the Constitution who is to exclusively decide on the disqualification and said that the present proceedings are non-maintainable, premature and without jurisdiction.
Pilot and the MLAs from his camp approached the Rajasthan High Court
over disqualification notice seeking the quashing and setting aside of the show cause notice issued to them on July 14 by the Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
The development came after Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi sent notices to Pilot and 18 MLAs under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, popularly known as the anti-defection law after chief's whip application for their disqualification.
MLAs were earlier asked to present before Assembly Speaker on July 17, however, the same was deferred till Tuesday in view of the proceeding before the Rajasthan High Court.
continues to remain in turmoil after simmering differences between Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
came out in the open.
Pilot was, on July 14, also sacked from the posts of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state PCC president. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
has blamed the BJP for attempting to destabilise the state government by poaching MLAs.