Leader of opposition and Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Gopal Bhargav on Wednesday said Kamal Nath government's situation is worse than what happened in Karnataka. This came after Congress-JDS government in Karnataka lost the trust vote on Tuesday. “If number and number 2 order, the Kamal Nath government won’t survive more than 24 hours (sic),” news agency ANI quoted Bhargav as saying.
Replying to Bhargav’s statement, CM Kamal Nath said, ” Your number 1 and number 2 are quite smart If you want you can pass a no-confidence motion against our government.”
Earlier, BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said if the current Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh meets the same fate as the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka then his party should not be held responsible.
"We will not cause the fall of government here (Madhya Pradesh). Congress leaders themselves have been responsible for the fall of their governments," he said.
The Congress-JD(S) government was defeated on the floor of the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday night. The confidence motion moved by outgoing chief minister Kumaraswamy got 99 votes as against 105 of the opposition. Responding to Chouhan's remarks, Madhya Pradesh Higher Education and Sports Minister Jitu Patwari said that no one can touch the Kamal Nath government.
"Be it Gujarat, Goa or Karanataka, BJP is trying to kill democracy. Modi government has shown that one can buy MLAs in bulk. I think it has become BJP's tendency to topple other governments. They have to take seven births to topple the Kamal Nath government. That was Kumarswmay's government but this is Kamal Nath's government."