New Delhi: Ahead of the floor test at 2 PM, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is expected to step down from his post, reports claimed. Earlier on Thurday, the Supreme Court had ordered a floor test for the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state and asked to complete the proceedings before 5 PM. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis: Will Kamal Nath Quit as CM Ahead of Floor Test?
Meanwhile, both the BJP and the Congress have issued whip to their legislators. The current situation of the Assembly seems to be in BJP’s favour as the resignations of 16 rebel Congress MLAs was accepted by Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati yesterday. Also Read - MP Assembly to Hold Floor Test Today, Kamal Nath Says ‘Will Seek Legal Advice’ | Top Developments
The Assembly currently has 206 MLAs, out of which 104 MLAs are needed for a majority. The BJP has 107 MLAs, while the Congress has 92, Bahujan Samaj Party 2, Samajwadi Party 1 and four Independents. If the Congress continues to get the support its allies, then its figures will reach 99, which will still be short of the majority mark.