Speaker accepts resignations of 6 Congress MLAs
BHOPAL: A BJP delegation met Governor Lalji Tandon on Saturday and demanded a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh assembly.
In a memorandum to the Governor, the BJP said the Kamal Nath government has lost the majority due to the resignation of 22 MLAs and the Chief Minister has no constitutional right to run the government.
“The ruling party’s strength should be tested immediately to prove the majority,” leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava tweeted, saying the delegation that called on the Governor included former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Narottam Mishra, Rampal Singh, and Bhupendra Singh.
Chauhan has requested the Governor to order a floor test before March 16. He has said that there is no justification in starting the Budget session from March 16 unless the government proves its majority. Chauhan accused the Kamal Nath government of luring legislators and pressuring them by calling their relatives. Property and other new cases are being filed against the rebel MLAs. He expressed fears of horse-trading in the state and requested the Governor to use his powers conferred under Article 175 (2) to check it.
BJP leader and former Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and former Advocate General Pushpendra Kaurava also reached Raj Bhavan and met Tandon.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati accepted the resignations of six Congress MLAs, in Bhopal.
Sources said the resignations of Tulsi Silawat, Govind Singh Rajput, Prabhuram Choudhry, Imarti Devi, Pradyumn Singh Tomar, and Mahendra Singh Sisodia have been accepted by the Speaker.
The Speaker terminated the membership of Tulsiram Silawat, Pradyumn Singh Tomar, Govind Singh Rajput, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, Imarti Devi and Prabhuram Chaudhary from the House. (IANS)