Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s reported claim that he is in touch with his legislators holed up in a resort in Bengaluru for the last 10 days, will finally be put to test in the state assembly that will witness a floor test on Friday.
Kamal Nath claimed in an interview that the MLAs “called me to say that they have been forced to record those videos...that is why I’m confident about my numbers.”
Referring to the 16 Congress MLAs who have tendered resignations to the state assembly speaker as “my MLAs”, Nath said no sitting Congress MLA had yet joined the BJP. “These are my MLAs until proven otherwise...If these MLAs were loyal to Scindia, then they would have joined BJP as soon as Scindia joined BJP,” he argued.
He said the rebel MLAs had so far only tendered resignations from the Assembly and not left the Congress. The ongoing developments were “just an event and not a crisis”, the Chief Minister claimed. (IANS)