A BJP delegation led by former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan submits letter seeking floor test to Governor Lalji Tandon on Saturday.
Following the resignation of MLAs, the Kamal Nath government seems to have slipped into minority with both Congress and BJP sequestering their legislators in resorts outside Madhya Pradesh ahead of the floor test.
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The Kamal Nath government is perched precariously on the verge of collapse since the resignation of Congress MLAs who revolted against the CM following the acrimonious exit of senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who later joined the BJP.
At present, there are MLAs in the – seat strong assembly and the majority mark sits at 206 seats. Of the total legislators, the Congress government until recently had enjoyed the support of 228 MLAs, which included four Independent, two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs, and one Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA.)
If the resignation of the MLAs is accepted by the Speaker of the house, NP Prajapati, the strength of Congress will come down to just 104.
At least MLAs, including the four Independent members, were said to be present at a meeting of the legislator wing called by the Congress party last Monday. The rebel MLAs, as well as the BSP and SP MLAs, were missing from the meeting, the report cited a source as saying.
Even if the claim of MLAs attending the Congress meet is to be believed, this would still leave the party well short of the majority mark, which would come down to 206 as the total strength of the house would be (if the resignations of the 37 MLAs are accepted. This would also leave Congress with fewer MLAs than the BJP, which has 115 legislators in the house. In such a scenario, the Kamal Nath government could lose the trust vote.
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