I Have Numbers, Says Kamal Nath After Madhya Pradesh Governor Asks Him to Prove Majority By Today - 10 Points
The Battle Of Bhopal Will Also Be Played Out In Delhi As The Supreme Court Is Set To Hear The BJP's Plea On The Madhya Pradesh Floor Test Later In The Day.
'Conduct the floor test on 17th March otherwise it will be considered that you actually don't have the majority in the state assembly,' the Governor said in a letter to Kamal Nath. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Will there be a trust vote in Madhya Pradesh Assembly today? As the suspense continues, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has maintained that he has the required numbers and that he is ready for the trust vote. The battle of Bhopal will also be played out in Delhi as the Supreme Court is set to hear the BJP's plea on the Madhya Pradesh floor test later in the day. The BJP has been flaunting its strength. The Opposition claims that the Kamal Nath government is in minority. As the logjam continues, here are the latest updates from the battleground Madhya Pradesh:
- Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has written two letters to Kamal Nath asking him to prove his majority on the floor of the House. After the House was adjourned till March 26, Tandon wrote the second letter to Nath asking him to prove the numbers by March 17. The deadline also had a rider.
- Tandon said that should the Kamal Nath government fails to face the floor test, it would be assumed that the state government doesn't have required strength.
- “Conduct the floor test on 17th March otherwise it will be considered that you actually don't have the majority in the state assembly,” the Governor said in a letter to Kamal Nath.
- After the second letter, Kamal Nath met the Governor on Monday night. After meeting the Tandon, Nath exuded confidence.
- While talking to media, Kamal Nath maintained that he has the required numbers and that he is ready for the floor test.
- While it is still not clear how will Kamal Nath government face the floor test with the House being adjourned, the focus will be on the crucial hearing in the Supreme Court, which is scheduled for later in the day.
- The BJP has accused the Congress government of "deliberately and wilfully" defying the Governor's order asking Chief Minister Kamal Nath to prove his majority.
- The Kamal Nath government plunged into crisis in the 230-member Assembly after 22 MLAs sent across their resignation.
- So far, the Speaker has only accepted the resignation of six members, bringing the strength of the House to 222, with the majority mark at 112. There are two vacancies in the Assembly.
- If the resignations of all 22 MLAs are accepted by the Speaker, the Kamal Nath government's strength will come below new majority mark of 104. In case that happens, the BJP, with 107 lawmakers, can form the government in Madhya Pradesh.
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First Published : 17 Mar 2020, 08:09:11 AM