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Madhya Pradesh political crisis: Assembly session adjourned till March 26 over floor test demand

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Assembly sessions have been adjourned till March 26 amid demands for a floor test for the incumbent Kamal Nath-led congress government to prove majority after 22 MLAs of the party resigned.

Governor Lalji Tandon addressed the Assembly briefly after which BJP MLAs raised the demand for a floor test, triggering an uproar.

Prominent members who reached the House included Chief Minister Kamal Nath, BJP vice president and MLA Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava and others.

While the BJP had demanded a floor test, to decide the fate of the Kamal Nath led Congress government to be held today, the Congress leaders have stated that all their MLAs need to be present in the house for the test.

“The state government is running away from facing the floor test but it cannot be saved from collapsing as a good number of MLAs are against it. Government has been defeated morally and the Chief Minister should resign on moral ground,” Bhargav told ANI here.

Meanwhile, MP Minister PC Sharma had said that the Congress government will abide by the Speaker’s decision and added that the party was not afraid of facing the floor test.

“There is no suspense. We will abide by the decision taken by the Speaker. We are not afraid of the floor test and are ready for it. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that we are ready for the floor test,” Sharma told ANI here.’

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Govind Singh raised the issue of coronavirus threat in the country and also mentioned the Central government’s advisory.

The speaker accepted Singh’s plea and adjourned the House till March 26.