Kamal Nath govt in trouble? Congress gets into huddle as BJP ramps power offensive

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Published: May 21, 2019 2:34:08 PM

Soon after the BJP's demand of floor test, CM Kamal Nath responded by saying that he was ready to prove majority in the House. However, sources told Financial Express Online that at least 13 Congress legislators are in touch with the BJP and the situation could change after the Lok Sabha results are declared on May 23.

madhya pradesh govt, mp government, kamal nath govt, congress, bjp, congress MP, mp floor test, mp majority, mp news, mp govt newsSenior Congress leader Kamal Nath was given charge of the state to fulfill the party’s promises and repeat the results in the parliamentary polls as well. (PTI)

Amid reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party planning attempts to create trouble for the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, the state unit of the party has gone into a huddle with the party’s Lok Sabha candidates in Bhopal. The development comes just days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that the grand old party was in a minority and asked the Governor to convene a special session of the assembly and ask the Kamal Nath government to prove its majority on the floor of the House.

In the recent assembly elections, the grand old party wrested power from the BJP after a 15-year hiatus. It bagged 114 seats, while the saffron party could secure just 109, seven seats less than the numbers required to form the government in 230-member Assembly.

Soon after the BJP’s demand of floor test, CM Kamal Nath responded by saying that he was ready to prove majority in the House. However, sources told Financial Express Online that at least 13 Congress legislators are in touch with the BJP and the situation could change after the Lok Sabha results are declared on May 23.

It all began after BJP leader Gopal Bhargava said that he would ask Governor Anandiben Patel to convene a special session of the state Assembly to discuss some important issues like the farm loan waivers and test the government’s strength. According to PTI, Gopal alleged that there was a lot of confusion prevailing over the stability of the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh.

Exit poll results released earlier predicted another term for the BJP. The party is also projected to sweep Madhya Pradesh by bagging 26-28 out of 29 seats. The Congress is predicted to win 1-3 seats, which is far below than what it would have expected especially after winning the state just a few months ago.

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was given charge of the state to fulfill the party’s promises and repeat the results in the parliamentary polls as well. However, the projected numbers for Congress suggest that the people may not have bought its narrative.

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