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22 MLAs Quit in Madhya Pradesh, State Government on the Verge of Collapse

22 MLAs Quit in Madhya Pradesh
22 MLAs Quit in Madhya Pradesh

Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from Congress and has now joined BJP

22 Congress lawmakers including MLAs and ministers resigned from the Assembly on March 10 in Madhya Pradesh. The resignation came right after leader Jyotiraditya Scindia announced his exit from Congress after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

V. Narayanasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry, blamed BJP for the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh and assured that Kamal Nath, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh would be able to prove his majority in the Assembly. Sanjay Raut, leader of Shiv Sena has assured that the crisis in its neighboring state would not affect the governance in Maharashtra.

State government went into turmoil when Union Minister Scindia announced his departure from the primary membership of the party on March 10.  He then joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on March 11. As many as 22 MLAs who have allegiance to Scindia resigned from the Assembly supporting his decision.  

MP Congress MLAs are on their way to Jaipur whereas BJP MLAs have arrived in Gurugram to discuss strategies in order to stabilize the government. Congress media in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Shobha Oza has denied the reports of the government being under threat. State’s MPs are sure that they would prove majority under Kamal Nath’s leadership and the resignation does not affect the party in any way according to Congress spokespersons.