Madhya Pradesh Crisis: Will take decision after reaching Bhopal, says Governor – Highlights

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Updated: March 10, 2020 11:10:12 pm

Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Highlights: Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from Congress today. As many as 22 party MLAs have also tendered their resignations.

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Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Highlights: Political turmoil is currently on in Madhya Pradesh. Kamal Nath government is expected to fall soon collapse as Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from Congress minutes after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Home Minister Amit Shah. Following Scindia, as many as 21 MLAs loyal to him have also submitted their resignation to the Governor, as per ANI. The meeting took place amid indications that Scindia might join BJP to topple the Madhya Pradesh government. According to news agency PTI, Scindia first met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and then the two leaders met Modi at the prime minister’s residence. Scindia has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress. Reports suggest that Scindia may join the BJP.

Meanwhile, former CM Shivaraj Singh Chauhan, who may return to power if the Kamal Nath government falls in Madhya Pradesh, today refused to comment on the situation. “This is Congress’ internal matter and I would not like to comment on it. We had said on the first day that we are not interested in bringing down the government,” Chauhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. On Monday, the Congress government in the state plunged into a crisis on Monday as a sulking Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with 17 MLAs, virtually revolted, prompting Chief Minister Kamal Nath to call a late-night cabinet meeting where around 20 ministers resigned reposing faith in his leadership. Nath alleged that the BJP was adopting immoral ways to “destabilise my government” and vowed not to let it happen, PTI reported.

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    22:04 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    BJP MLAs to fly out of Bhopal

    In the middle of political turmoil in Madhya Pradesh, BJP MLAs will flown out of Bhopal on Tuesday night, party sources told PTI. The day that saw Jyotiraditya Scindia as also 22 Congress MLAs quitting the party, resulted in Congress government plunging into into a crisis. The a meeting of the BJP Legislature Party was held in the evening on Tuesday.

    21:40 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Kamal Nath's confidant Sajjan Verma to fly to Bengaluru

    Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma will fly to Bengaluru on Tuesday night and try to woo back the Congress MLAs who are staying there, PTI reported.

    21:19 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Keeping tabs on MP developments: Governor Lalji Tandon

    On a day that saw Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Congress and 22 MLAs close to him resigned from the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, State Governor Lalji Tandon said he is keeping tabs on political developments and will take a decision after reaching Bhopal, reports PTI.

    21:11 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Ashok Gehlot accuses Scindia of betraying the trust of people

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused Scindia of betraying the trust of people. "Joining hands with the BJP in a time of national crisis speaks volumes about a leader's self-indulgent political ambitions, especially when the BJP is ruining the economy, democratic institutions, social fabric and as well the judiciary," Gehlot said on Twitter.

    20:25 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Proud of my father, family never been power hungry, says Jyotiraditya Scindia's son

    Mahanaryaman Scindia, son of Jyotiraditya Scindia hailed his father's decision to quit the Congress. It takes courage to resign from a legacy and his family was power hungry, he said.

    19:56 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    BJP's legislative party meeting is underway in Bhopal

    BJP's legislative party meeting is on at the party office in Bhopal. Union Minister and Damoh MP, Prahlad Patel and other senior party leaders are also present.

    19:37 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Scindia may not join BJP today

    Scindia may not join the BJP today, as was expected earlier. As per India today, Scindia may join the saffron party tomorrow. apart from him, 22 Congress MLAs have also resigned.

    19:35 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Scindia may not join BJP today

    Jyotiraditya Scindia may not join the BJP today as was expected earlier. As per India Today, the former Congress leader may join the party tomorrow. Scindia earlier created political storm by announcing his resignation from the grand old party, which he served for 18 years. Apart from him 22 Congress MLAs have also resigned. 

    18:52 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Personal ambition played major part in Scindia's decision: Adhir Chowdhury

    Senior Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday said ideology did not matter to Jyotiraditya Scindia. He claimed that "political convenience" and "personal ambition" played a crucial role in his decision to quit the party, reports PTI.

    18:28 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Scindia's exit a big blow: Congress MLA

    Senior Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi said that Jyotiraditya Scindia's leaving the the party is a big blow. He further added that there are many devoted leaders in the country who feel "alienated, wasted and discontented", reports PTI.

    18:22 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    BJP holds Central Election Committee meeting

    BJP's Central Election Committee is going on at the party headquarters. As per TV reports, the meeting is being held to discuss the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. There are three seats from Madhya Pradesh also up for grabs. 

    18:12 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters

    PM Modi arrives at the BJP headquarters as Jyotiraditya Scindia is expected to join the party shortly. Apart from the PM, there are several other senior party leaders present at the BJP office in the national capital. 

    18:08 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Will take action as per procedure: Madhya Pradesh Assembly speaker

    "I will take action according to the established procedure of the state Assembly", ANI Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati as saying. As many as 21 MLAs have send their resignations today bring political crisis in the state.

    17:51 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Scindia meets BJP president

    Hours after resigning from the Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia meets BJP president JP Nadda. He is expected to join the saffron party today. He earlier in the day met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

    17:48 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Congress leader PC Sharma says 'a new thing will come up'

    Congress leader PC Sharma when asked whether the parety has numbers replies by saying, as per ANI, "Certainly a new thing will come up. You will get to see Kamal Nath's masterstroke."

    17:31 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    SP, BSP MLAs meet Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    In the middle of political turmoil resulted by resignations of at least 22 MLAs of the ruling Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, One MLAs each from BSP and Samajwadi Party met former state chief minister BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

    16:44 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    List of 21 MLAs who have resigned

    List of 21 MLAs who sent resignations to Madhya Pradesh governor as per PTI are: Tulsi Silawat, Govind Singh Rajput, Dr Prabhuram Choudhry, Imarti Devi, Pradyumna Singh Tomar, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, Hardeep Singh Dang, Rajyavardhan Singh, Brajendra Singh Yadav, Jaspal Jajji, Suresh Dhakad, Jaswant Jatav, Santram Sironia, Munnalal Goyal, Ranveer Singh Jatav, OPS Bhadoria, Kamlesh Jatav, Giriraj Dandotiya, Raghuraj Kansana, Aidalsingh Kansana and Biasahulal Singh.

    16:20 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh crisis LIVE: Another Congress MLA resigns

    Another Congress MLA has resigned in Madhya Pradesh. As many as 21 MLAs resigned till now, say reports.

    14:04 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    19 Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh resign, after Scindia dumps party

    Nineteen Congress MLAs including six state ministers from Madhya Pradesh who are in a Bengaluru resort have tendered their resignation from the assembly after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the party, ANI reported. After Scindia's resignation, Congress leaders started attacking Scindia. Commending on this former CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan said: "For some Congress leaders when Scindia ji was in Congress he was a Maharaja, now he is a mafia? These are their double standards."

    12:52 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh LIVE: Kamal Nath government will fall, says Congress leader

    Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, Congress leader in Lok Sabha is quoted as saying by ANI: "Scindia ji held many senior posts in Congress party and was well respected, may be he got lured by the offer of ministership given by Modi ji. We know his family has been associated with BJP for decades, but yet it is a big loss. So yes it will indeed be a loss to our party and I don't think our Government in Madhya Pradesh will survive. This is the present-day politics of BJP, always tries to topple and destabilize opposition governments."

    12:19 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from Congress

    It's official now. Jotiryaditya Scindia has resigned from Congress party. He submitted the resignation letter yesterday (March 9)

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    11:35 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    BJP meets in Madhya Pradesh

    A meeting underway at BJP office in Bhopal. Senior leaders including Shivraj Singh Chouhan, VD Sharma and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe are present in the meeting. 

    11:15 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh crisis LIVE: Congress makes hectic efforts to woo back Scindia

    As a crisis loomed over the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, efforts were on to woo back disgruntled leader and former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia who remains 'incommunicado', party sources said. Seventeen MLAs, including at least six ministers, known to be Scindia loyalists, are currently in Bengaluru. Chief Minister Kamal Nath promised to reconstitute the state Cabinet after an emergency meeting late on Monday night. Following the meet, around 20 ministers resigned reposing faith in Nath's leadership. In Delhi, sources said hectic efforts were underway by the Congress leadership to save the party's government in Madhya Pradesh, and placate Scindia who has long been at daggers drawn with Kamal Nath over leadership issues.

    The party high command is sending emissaries, including Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to Scindia in order to win him back. But the efforts have not borne any fruit yet, they said. Pilot tried reaching out to Scindia, but failed. The disgruntled Scindia did not respond to his message, sources said. On Tuesday, Pilot tweeted, 'I am hopeful that the current crisis in Madhya Pradesh ends soon and that leaders are able to resolve differences. The state needs a stable government in order to fulfil the promises make to the electorate.' Congress veteran and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh said Scindia could not be contacted. 'We have not been able to talk to him yet... Anyone who is a true Congressman will not leave the party,' he said, adding the people of the state would give a befitting reply to anyone who attempts to undermine their mandate. (PTI)

    11:12 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Politicla Crisis Live: Scindia Meets Shah

    Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday amid indications that he may join hands with the BJP to topple the Madhya Pradesh government. Sources said Scindia is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Legislators loyal to Scindia, who has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority. (PTI)

    10:50 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Live Updates: Jyotiraditya Scindia at PM Modi's residence

    Massive development! Jyotiraditya Scindia has reached Primed Minister Narendra Modi's residence along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Earlier it was reported that Scindia may meet the PM today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Congress leader PC Sharma was quoted as saying by ANI: "Talks are on with our party's leadership. There is no threat to our Govt,its stable and will complete its full term."

    10:34 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis Update: BJP not interested in toppling Kamal Nath govt, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Hours after the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a crisis on Monday late night, senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said his party was not interested in toppling the government and termed the developments as the "internal matter" of the ruling party.However, former minister and BJP leader Narottam Mishra said it seems the Kamal Nath government is falling. As former chief minister Chouhan arrived this morning in Bhopal for the BJP legislature meeting, which will be held in the evening, he was welcomed by upbeat leaders and workers of the saffron party. "Wishing Happy Holi to the people of Madhya Pradesh," Chouhan said. When asked about the ongoing political developments in the state, Chouhan said it is an internal matter of the Congress party. Earlier in a tweet, Chouhan said, "This is the Congress' internal matter and I would not like to comment on it. We had said on the first day that we are not interested in bringing down the government"

    10:08 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis LIVE: Jyotiraditya Scindia evades media

    Jyotiraditya Scindia has evaded media in Delhi while leaving from his residence.

    08:54 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh LIVE: It's internal matter of Congress, says Shivraj

    Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the political situation in state: "This is Congress' internal matter and I would not like to comment on it. We had said on the first day that we are not interested in bringing down the government."

    08:52 (IST)10 Mar 2020
    Madhya Pradesh LIVE: 'Will welcome Jyotiraditya Scindia in BJP'

    On being asked if BJP will welcome Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia into the party, BJP leader Narottam Mishra says everyone is heartily welcome in Bharatiya Janata Party. "We induct even grassroot-level workers, Scindia ji is a very big leader, he is definitely welcome."

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