Madhya Pradesh crisis LIVE UPDATES: BJP Offered Rs 35 Crore To Each MLA, Alleges Congress (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh crisis LIVE: The midnight drama at the five-star resort in Haryana’s Manesar can change the fate of Kamal Nath government. The Congress has alleged that 10 Madhya Pradesh legislators were being held hostage by the BJP at the resort. Former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, his son and minister Jaivardhan Singh and Jitu Patwari ‘rescued’ six MLAs held hostage as part of ‘Operation Lotus’. The magic figure in the 231-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly is 115. The ruling Congress has 114 MLAs, while the BJP has 107 MLAs. Hence, these eight lawmakers can completely change situation in Madhya Pradesh.
Here are LIVE UPDATES from Madhya Pradesh:
Kamal Nath cancels press conference after meeting Sonia Gandhi.
BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya also says that this is internal tiff of Congress.
What ‘Operation Lotus’? It is Congress’s internal crisis, says BJP’s Narottam Mishra. He blamed Digvijaya Singh for the present crisis.
We don’t want Kamal Nath government to fall, we have nothing to with the current crisis, says Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
“Those involved in buying MLAs using black money, are the ones who are afraid that their corrupt practices will be exposed by Congress government. But the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh will run for 5 years. If needed, conduct a floor test,” Rathore was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
As the suspense continues, Madhya Pradesh Minister BS Rathore has dared a floor test to prove that Kamal Nath government is out of danger.
Amid the political turmoil, there are reports that Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan is likely to meet BJP chief JP Nadda in Delhi today.
Madhya Pradesh MLAs Surendra Singh Shera and Adal Singh Kansana are in Bengaluru, say sources
Chief Minister Kamal Nath is in Delhi. He is in a meeting with Sonia Gandhi. He is likely to address media after that.
BJP offered Rs 35 crore to each MLA, the Congress has claimed.
Claiming that BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’ has failed, patwari claimed that there is no crisis in Madhya Pradesh and that Kamal Nath government is safe.’
‘Several videos and audios are viral now, which reveal his role in everything that is happening, says Patwari.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the mastermind behind all this, alleges Madhya Pradesh Minister Jitu Patwari