New Delhi :
BJP MLAs Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kaul, who voted in favour of Kamal Nath government during the voting on Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday, have been sent to an undisclosed location by the Congress, according to ANI news agency.
In a major embarrassment for the BJP hours after it threatened to topple the Kamal Nath government in 24 hours, Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Koul cross voted in favour of the Amendment Bill. Both Tripathi and Koul will attend a dinner with Chief Minister Kamal Nath tonight.
"Every day BJP says we are a minority govt and one which could fall any day. Today in voting in Assembly (on Criminal Law Amendment Bill), two BJP MLAs voted in favour of our Government," Kamal Nath had said after the session.
Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Gopal Bhargva had said that the BJP will topple the Congress government in the state in 24 hours once they party high command gives a go ahead.
"If there is an order from our No. 1 or No. 2 then your government will not survive even 24 hours," BJP lawmaker Gopal Bhargava said a day after the BJP toppled Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka.
Responding to Bhargava's threat, Chief Minister Kamal Nath dared him to bring a no-confidence motion against his government. "Your top No. 1 and No. 2 are sensible, that is why they are not giving such orders. You are free to bring in a no-confidence motion," Kamal Nath shot back.