Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath

Ahead of the MP floor test today, Chief Minister Kamal Nath in a press briefing announced that he will tender his resignation to the Governor.

CM will be meeting the Governor at 1 pm on Friday.

He said that he tried to give  MP a “new direction” in his 15-month long tenure, but BJP abducted 22 MLAs and Scindia betrayed the government.

“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 assembly’s business list has the floor test at 2 in the afternoon,” Kamal Nath said.

Further, an emotional Kamal Nath accused BJP of “destabilizing his government”, he added that Congress had the mandate and that is how it formed a government.

Yesterday, around midnight speaker NP Prajapati accepted the remaining 16 resignations of the rebel Congress MLAs. Also, the speaker has accepted the resignation tendered by BJP MLA Sharad Kau. A total of 23 MLAs have resigned from the assembly.

The court had earlier in the day ordered the speaker to conduct a floor test on Friday itself. Congress and BJP have issued whips to their respective legislators to be present in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and vote for their side ahead of the floor test.

Speaker NP Prajapati around midnight announced that he had accepted the resignations of 16 rebel Congress MLAs who are now closeted in a Bengaluru resort.

After the acceptance of the resignation, the total strength in MP Assembly has come to 206 from 230. The Congress stands with 92 seats and BJP 107 currently. BSP with 2 seats and SP with 1 have decided not to be a part of the floor test.

The majority mark to form a government is 104.

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