Published On: Sun, Mar 15th, 2020

Flurry of activities ahead of floor test in MP on Monday

New Delhi/Bhopal: Ahead of the crucial floor test in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday, the Bharatiya Janata Party held a series of meetings on Sunday with former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan camping in the national capital to meet the party MLAs lodged in Manesar, near Gurugram.

They all went to the residence of Amit Shah and held a brief meeting with him

Sources said Madhya Pradesh BJP leaders met at the residence of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday morning. The meeting was attended by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dharmendra Pradhan and newly inducted Jyotiraditya Scindia.

They all went to the residence of Amit Shah and held a brief meeting with him as Shah was scheduled to host a delegation from Jammu and Kashmir.

After meeting Shah, BJP leaders went to meet Solicitor General Tushar Mehta where they discussed the legal aspects of the political turmoil in the state and sought his opinion if matter reach the Supreme Court.

These meetings came after Congress and BJP issued whips to all their MLAs to be present in Bhopal on Monday ahead of the floor test.

Earlier on Sunday, 94 Congress MLAs arrived in Bhopal from Jaipur and were taken to the Marriott hotel where they have been kept till the process of floor test is complete.

The Kamal Nath government in the state is on the brink of collapse after 22 MLAs, supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia who quit the Congress and joined the BJP, resigned. Six MLAs were sacked from the Kamal Nath government after they, along with 16 other legislators, resigned in support of Scindia.

With this, the 228-member (at present) strength of the House is down to 222, with the majority mark being 112. Before the rebellion early this week, the Congress tally was 114. It also had the support of four Independent MLAs, two legislators from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one from the Samajwadi Party (SP).

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