Kamal Nath urged the governor to ensure 'release of MLAs held in captivity in Bengaluru'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
Amid political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, CM Kamal Nath on Friday met Governor Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal. He requested the Governor to allow the 'floor test in the forthcoming session of the assembly on a date fixed by the Speaker'. Handing over a letter to Governor Tandon, CM Kamal Nath alleged horse-trading of MLAs by BJP in Madhya Pradesh. He also urged the Governor to ensure 'release of MLAs held in captivity in Bengaluru'.
“Floor test will happen on Governor's address and budget but it is only possible when 22 MLAs are freed from captivity”, the Madhya Pradesh CM told reporters after meeting governor Tandon.
In a letter marked to the governor Tandon, Kamal Nath wrote, “I’m constrained to point out the immoral, unethical and illegal acts of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh.”
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's letter to Governor Lalji Tandon requesting 'floor test in the forthcoming session of the assembly on a date fixed by the Speaker'. pic.twitter.com/xWI6rc0RI5— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2020
In the letter released by a Congress spokesman to the media, Kamal Nath expressed his readiness to hold the floor test during the budget session, which will begin from March 16, news agency PTI reports
The poltical crisis in the state was triggered by the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 MLAs loyal to him from Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday. A day later, Scindia joined the BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda.
The Congress has alleged that 19 of its MLAs, including ministers, have been held “captive” by the BJP in a resort in Bengaluru. However, the BJP has rubbished the charges.
The meeting of Kamal Nath with Governor Lalji Tandon comes amid reports suggesting that six ministers will be coming to Bhopal from Bengaluru to hand over their resignation letters to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly speaker.
(With PTI inputs)