New Delhi: Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, late Monday night, state Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati put down his papers. Also Read - Indore COVID-19 Attack: 13 Arrested For Pelting Stones at Medical Team, NSA Slapped on Four
Submitting his resignation letter to Deputy Speaker Hina Kavre, Prajapati said he was quitting as Speaker of the State Assembly on moral grounds. Also Read - Shameful! Stones Pelted at Health Workers in Indore as They Come For Coronavirus Screening
According to reports, Madhya Pradesh governor Lalji Tandon had asked Prajapati to take up the no-confidence motion moved by the BJP against him on priority basis and quit his post to abide by the tradition. Usually, when a party that had chosen the speaker of an assembly falls apart, the Speaker also resigns. Also Read - 82-Year-Old Woman Donates Rs 1 lakh From Pension Money to MP CM's Relief Fund To Fight Covid-19
Notably, the Congress MLA from Gotegaon, was elected as th Speaker amid protests by the BJP in January last year after Kamal Nath became MP Chief Minister.
However, after a weeks of drama, Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister last week, paving the way for formation of the BJP-led government. His decision came after his government lost majority in a trust vote following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.
Chouhan, 61, was back as Madhya Pradesh chief minister for a record fourth term. The legislator from Budhni took oath of office at a simple function in Raj Bhawan, where he was sworn-in by Governor Lalji Tandon at 9 PM.