Kamal NAth, governor floor test
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The Supreme Court has ordered Madhya Pradesh speaker NP Prajapati to conduct a floor test on Friday.

While hearing the petition filed BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan today, the apex court has ordered that the test should be completed bu 5 PM on Friday itself. The apex court said that the Trust vote will be conducted by a “show of hands” and the session will also be “videographed” and if possible will be “live-streamed”.

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud and comprising Justice Hemant Gupta further directed the police chiefs of Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to provide security to the 16 rebel Congress MLAs if they choose to appear in Assembly for the trust vote.

The court has clearly instructed that the session will have one point agenda and asked the state Assembly Secretary to ensure that there is no breach of law and order.

After the order, Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing the media said, “Today truth has won. We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision of floor test. This government (Kamal Nath Government) is not just a government that has lost the majority but this is a regime of brokers that have cheated the people of Madhya Pradesh. This government will lose the floor test tomorrow.”

After 22 pro-Scindia MLAs tendered their resignations, the standing Kamal Nath government is facing a floor test in Madhya Pradesh. Out of 22 MLAs, six resignations have been accepted, however, 16 are still awaited.

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