Kamal Nath resigned as we speak as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister with out going through a check of energy that his Congress authorities was sure to lose after the exodus of MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, who crossed over to the BJP final week. “Everybody noticed how crores of rupees have been spent. How a democratically-elected authorities was introduced down by the BJP who lured a power-hungry, bold “Maharaj” rejected by voters and 22 grasping MLAs influenced by him,” mentioned Kamal Nath, hitting out at his former colleague and the BJP. The Congress, determined to win again the insurgent MLAs, had tried to purchase time however the Supreme Court docket, petitioned by the opposition BJP, dominated that the “state of uncertainty” needs to be successfully resolved by a ground check to be held by 5 pm as we speak. The BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a three-time Chief Minister, is more likely to return to energy.
Listed below are 10 developments on this massive story:
Kamal Nath accused the BJP of plotting from Day 1 after he took energy in December 2018. “Solely time will inform what actually occurred. It will likely be investigated. However folks liable for this should keep in mind that tomorrow comes after as we speak and day after comes after tomorrow. Bear in mind, that day after will come for certain,” mentioned the 73-year-old Congress veteran.
Kamal Nath’s short-lived authorities was hamstrung by his operating feud with Jyotiraditya Scindia, who misplaced the race for chief ministership in 2018. After a 12 months of bickering, the previous royal give up saying the Congress was now not the social gathering it was. He additionally accused Congress leaders of undermining him.
“I didn’t need the Congress to go to the palace. I wished the palace to come back to the Congress,” mentioned Kamal Nath, in one other dig at Mr Scindia, recognized to his supporters as “Maharaj”.
Mr Scindia, in a tweet calling it a victory of the folks of Madhya Pradesh, mentioned the Congress authorities had strayed from its path of public welfare.
The Congress’s majority in Madhya Pradesh was all the time shaky and depending on fractious allies, however its clock began ticking when 22 MLAs flew to Bengaluru by a particular flight final week and resigned after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit.
The Speaker had accepted the resignation of six ministers and requested the remaining 16 to come back in particular person earlier than him and ensure their resignation.
The Congress claimed that the MLAs had been “kidnapped and held captive” by the BJP. Occasion leaders like Digvijaya Singh additionally claimed that they had despatched SOS that their telephones had been snatched and so they weren’t allowed to talk to anybody.
The rebels, nonetheless, countered the Congress assertion by routinely posting movies wherein they mentioned they have been in Bengaluru of their very own volition and that they wished no additional talks with the Congress. In addition they requested for cover to return to Bhopal, as demanded by the Speaker, saying their lives have been at risk from Congress leaders.
When the Speaker yesterday requested for 2 weeks to resolve on the MLAs, the Supreme Court docket mentioned: “Weeks are gold mines for horse-trading. It’s why the courtroom has been proactive in ordering the ground assessments.”
The 22 Congress resignations introduced down the full energy of the meeting to 206. The ruling social gathering has 92 members and 7 allied MLAs, no less than 5 wanting a easy majority of 104. The opposition BJP has 106 MLAs after one resigned.