Madhya Pradesh Live Updates: The Supreme Court will today hear the BJP’s plea asking it to order a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh assembly within 12 hours. Chief Minister Kamal Nath faces un uphill battle to remain in power, having been weakened by the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs — many of them loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, who left the Congress for the BJP last week. He got a breather on Monday when the Speaker adjourned the assembly till March 26 with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in mind. But the BJP soon knocked on the top court’s doors, asking it to order a trust vote soon, and paraded its MLAs in front of Governor Lalji Tandon. Stay tuned to this live blog for live updates.
Unhappy with Kamal Nath govt: Rebel Congress MLAs
Rebel Congress MLAs said in Bengaluru that they’re unhappy with the functioning of the Kamal Nath administration.
One of them, Govind Singh Rajput, said they needed protection from central forces and asked why only six resignations had been accepted. Another, Rajvardhan Singh, said 22 out of 23 rebels were in Bengaluru.
“Kamal Nath ji never heard us even for 15 minutes. Then whom should we talk to for development work in our constituency?”
– Govind Singh Rajput
And Imarti Devi said Jyotiraditya Scindia was the leader of the rebels. She underscored her loyalty to him by saying this.
“Jyotiraditya Scindia is our leader. He taught us a lot. I’ll always stay with him even if I [have] to jump in a well.”
Congress may raise issue of ‘captive’ MLAs in SC
The Congress is likely to raise the issue of its MLAs being held “captive” by the BJP during today’s hearing in the Supreme Court. Remember, the saffron party has moved the top court, asking it order a floor test within 12 hours.