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Madhya Pradesh Crisis LIVE: BJP Moves SC To Hold MP Floor Test Within 12 Hours, Hearing Tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Crisis Live News Updates: The Assembly was adjourned after till March 26 without the trust vote proceedings. In a brief address to the Assembly, Governor Lalji Tandon advised everyone in the House to uphold law so that the “dignity of Madhya Pradesh remains protected.

Madhya Pradesh crisis Live News Updates: Minutes after the Speaker NP Prajapati adjourned the Assembly till March 26 without holding the floor test, the BJP moved the Supreme Court over the trust vote. The plea filed by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and 9 other MLAs demanding floor test within 12 hours will be taken up tomorrow, former Advocate General of MP Purushaindra Kaurav said.

Citing coronavirus outbreak, Speaker adjourned the House today. When the BJP raised Governor Lalji Tandon’s letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the Speaker said the correspondence was between the governor and the CM. Earlier this morning, in a brief address to the Assembly, Governor Tandon advised everyone in the House to uphold the law so that the “dignity of Madhya Pradesh remains protected.” He was received by CM Kamal Nath outside the House who was seen carrying a mask. While the Speaker and Congress legislators were seen sporting masks, BJP MLAs were not wearing them.

Hours before the session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly began on Monday, Chief Minister Kamal Nath wrote a letter to Governor Lalji Tandon saying that his directive to hold a floor test was out of the purview of his constitutional rights and that it “does not lie within the domain of the Governor to interfere with the functions of the Speaker”.

The resignation of the 22 MLAs, most of them Jyotiraditya Scindia’s loyalists, last week has brought the Kamal Nath government on the brink of collapse. The Speaker has so far accepted resignations of six of the 22 MLAs, bringing down the effective strength of the House to 222 and the new majority mark at 112. The opposition BJP has 107 MLAs, while Congress has 108.


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