New Delhi: A day ahead of the floor test in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the Bhopal district administration on Sunday imposed section 144 in several parts of the state capital and prohibited the gathering of five or more people at public places. As per updates, the restrictions will be in place from March 16 to April 13. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Government to Face Floor Test Tomorrow as Governor Lalji Tandon Issues Orders

The development comes after state Governor Lalji Tandon said that the floor test in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly will be held on March 16.

Prior to this, a BJP delegation, on Saturday had met the Governor and urged him to conduct a floor test in the Assembly. The BJP delegation included leaders such as Gopal Bhargava, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Narottam Mishra, and Bhupendra Singh.

“Our delegation comprises up of fellow party-men met Governor, 22 MLAs have resigned. We have submitted a letter to the Governor and demanded a floor test for Kamal Nath-led government before the commencement of the Budget session of the Assembly,” Chouhan was quoted as saying by ANI.

He also added that the Kamal Nath-led government is in minority now in the state. “The government does not have any constitutional authority to run the state. They are not having the power to take decisions. They should first pass the confidence motion in the Assembly,” he added.

The state plunged into a political crisis after 22 Congress MLAs, including six ministers, tendered their resignation from the legislative Assembly on March 10.

The resignations from the MLAs came soon after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress. The next day, however, Scindia joined the BJP and got the ticket to contest for the Rajya Sabha polls.