Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has directed meeting Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati to carry a ground check on Monday, days after 22 Congress MLAs resigned en masse placing in peril Kamal Nath’s 15-month-old authorities.
“Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s session will commence at 16 March, 2020 at 11 am, and after my address to the assembly, the first work to be conducted will be voting on trust vote,” the Governor stated in his order.
“The division on the trust vote will take place by pressing the button, no other mode of voting will be acceptable,” he added.
He additionally stated within the order that the ground check will likely be accomplished on March 16, and the train can’t be “deferred, delayed or suspended”.
The Speaker on Saturday accepted the resignations of six ministers.
The resolution introduced down the bulk mark within the House to 113, simply two lower than the variety of MLAs supporting the Congress.
After the acceptance of their resignations, the efficient power of the 230-member meeting has shrunk to 222 (two seats had been already vacant due the loss of life of two MLAs).
The Congress has 108 MLAs within the House, and the help of seven allied legislators. If the resignations of the remaining insurgent MLAs are accepted, the Congress’s power will come approach beneath the bulk mark, and the BJP, with 107 MLAs, will turn out to be the most important occasion within the state.
The insurgent MLAs are at the moment huddled collectively in Bengaluru. The Congress says the BJP has held them captive.
Kamal Nath yesterday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, urging him to make sure the “release” of the MLAs.
“Please use your power as Union home minister so that 22 Congress MLAs held captive can safely reach Madhya Pradesh and participate in the Assembly session beginning from March 16, without any allurement and fear,” the letter, shared by Congress spokesperson with the media, stated.