Bhopal: As Madhya Pradesh government grapples with a possibility of a collapse, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting him to “ensure that 22 Congress MLAs who have been kept in Bengaluru, are able to reach Madhya Pradesh safely to participate in Assembly Session which starts March 16, without any fear”. Also Read - Coronavirus Impact in India: List of Things That Got Dearer, Cheaper
This comes hours after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Governor Lalji Tandon. The delegation submitted a letter to the Governor urging him to hold an Assembly session and conduct floor test on March 16. The BJP also requested the governor for videography of the floor test in the Madhya Pradesh assembly. Also Read - Coronavirus: IIT Bombay Suspends Classes Till March 29; Students Encouraged to go Back Home
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati has accepted resignations of six Congress MLAs, who are also supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia– a former Congress leader. They are Imarti Devi, Tulsi Silawat, Pradhuman Singh Tomar, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, Govind Singh Rajput and Prabhu Ram Chaudhary. They were earlier removed from the state Cabinet. Also Read - Coronavirus: Amid Price Gouging by Sellers of Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers, eBay, Amazon Put Restrictions
Notably, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is teetering on the brink of collapse, following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs, who revolted against the CM post the exit of senior leader and former Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined hands with the BJP.