Bengaluru: It’s game over for Madhya Pradesh Congress chief minister Kamal Nath. 

Firmly convinced that he would lose the floor test as ordered by the Supreme Court, he tendered his resignation. 

He said, "In 15 months, it was my endeavor to give a new direction to the state, change the picture of the state. What was my fault? What was my fault in these 15 months? The people of this country can see the truth behind the incident where MLAs are being held hostage in Bengaluru...The truth will come out. People will not forgive them. BJP sochti hai ki mere pradesh ko hara kar ke khud jeet jaaegi (BJP thinks that they can defeat MP and win themselves). They can never do that."

He also added, “The results of the elections came on December 11, the Congress got the maximum seats and got a mandate for 5 years. BJP had 15 years to improve Madhya Pradesh. I got 15 months.” 

The top court had ordered a floor test by 5 pm today (March 20). 

On the issue of sixteen rebel MLAs staying in the city of Bengaluru and their participation, the top court said that if they want to come to the Assembly, both Karnataka DGP and Madhya Pradesh DGP should provide security.

Madhya Pradesh plunged into a political mess after Jyotiraditya Scindia, a prominent face of the Congress, resigned from the party last week to join the BJP. Scindia’s decision to leave the Congress was followed by the resignation of 22 party MLAs loyal to him. But Speaker NP Prajapati selectively accepted the resignations, hinting at conspiracies in store.

After resigning from the Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP and even got nominated from a Rajya Sabha seat on a BJP ticket from Madhya Pradesh.