New Delhi: Resort politics is back though there is no imminent election. And this time, the alleged target was Madhya Pradesh. Eight Madhya Pradesh MLAs — four from the ruling Congress and four others who extended their support to the Congress — were reportedly held hostage in a Gurugram hotel. At around 2 PM, six MLAs, including all four from the Congress, were brought outside the hotel. Also Read - 'No Option For Congress But to Accept CAA,' Says Digvijaya Singh's Brother
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“When we got to know, Jitu Patwari and Jaivardhan Singh went there. People with whom our contact was established were ready to come back to us. We were able to get in touch with Bisahulal Singh and Ramabai. Ramabai came back, even when BJP tried to stop her,” Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said.
Madhya Pradesh Congress earlier alleged that the BJP was trying to buy their MLAs for Rs 5-10 crore. On Tuesday, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted that BSP MLA Ram Bai was flown from Bhopal to New Delhi in a chartered flight. “Would Shivraj ji (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) like to say something,” the Congress leader tweeted.
The 230-seat Assembly went to the polls in 2018 in which Congress was one seat short of the majority mark (115) but formed the government with the support of the Independents and others. The BJP won 107 seats.