Kamal Nath convened a Cabinet meeting late on Monday night following a political crisis after intense speculation over a possible revolt by a faction led by senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who, along with at least 17 legislators, went incommunicado
Bhopal: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, Congress party will hold a legislative party meeting today. This comes in the backdrop of the resignations tendered by Cabinet ministers, who were present in the meeting with chief minister Kamal Nath on Monday night.
Nath had earlier cut short his Delhi visit and rushed to Bhopal where he had called an urgent Cabinet meeting at around 10 PM after intense speculation about a possible revolt by a faction led by senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who, along with at least 17 legislators, went incommunicado.
The chief minister has accepted their resignations and is likely to reconstitute his Cabinet.
The ministers have urged him to "reconstitute the Cabinet" to "foil BJP's attempts to topple the Congress-led government in the state".
"All ministers, present in the meeting, have handed over their resignations to chief minister Kamal Nath. We have requested him to reconstitute the state Cabinet as per his liking to tackle the situation created by the BJP," said Cabinet minister PC Sharma, who was present in the meeting. Sharma also expressed confidence that the government will complete its full term.
Around 20 Madhya Pradesh Cabinet ministers tendered their resignation.
"Around 20 Cabinet ministers have tendered their resignations. We are trying to thwart the BJP's attempts. The BJP has faced humiliation four times in the floor tests. They will face a similar outcome this time," said Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma, who was also a Cabinet minister.
Congress leader Umang Singhar said that Kamal Nath can reconstitute the state Cabinet now.
"All are together. Scindia Ji (Jyotiraditya Scindia) also is with the Congress," Singhar added.
Earlier, allegations were levelled against the BJP for reportedly holding at least eight Madhya Pradesh MLAs hostage against their will in ITC Resort in Gurugram's Manesar and Bengaluru.
In 2018 Assembly results, Congress, which won 114 seats in the 230-member Assembly, formed the government with the support of four Independent MLAs and two BSP MLAs, and a legislator from the Samajwadi Party (SP).
The BJP had secured 109 seats in the state Assembly.
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Last Updated Mar 10, 2020, 11:07 AM IST