New Delhi: Strong speculations in a late-night development worsened the situation for crisis-ridden Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. Rumours are that the BJP is trying to lure Congress scion Jyotiraditya Scindia against Chief Minister Kamal Nath, with whom he has been distressed for quite some time. However, clarifying the situation, senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan asserted that the saffron party had no interest in ‘toppling’ the Nath government. Also Read - Lockdown: MP Govt Announces Rs 50 lakh Insurance Cover For Police Personnel, State Govt Staff
“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,” Chouhan said making it very clear that the BJP was not looking to upset anyone from the ruling party. Also Read - Assam Police Arrests Opposition MLA Over 'Objectionable' Remarks on COVID-19 Quarantine Camps
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His comment comes after senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged that the BJP was plotting to topple the Kamal Nath government.
However, former minister and senior BJP leader Narottam Mishra, who was accompanying Mr Chouhan, said the resignation of 20 ministers is an indication that something is wrong in the Congress. “I don’t think this government is going to survive. It seems the Kamal Nath government is falling,” he said.
Remarkably, Scindia has put in his papers and resigned from the Kamal Nath government after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
The state government was pushed to the brink 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 some 20 ministers resigned reposing faith in his leadership.
While the BJP has called its legislature party meeting at 7 pm, the Congress is likely to hold a similar meeting at 5 pm at the residence of the chief minister.