Madhya Pradesh Government Crisis Live Updates: Jyotiraditya Scindia Meets Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh After Joining BJP

Madhya Pradesh Government Updates: Jyotiraditya Scindia will hold roadshows in Madhya Pradesh this afternoon.

Madhya Pradesh Government Crisis Live Updates: Jyotiraditya Scindia Meets Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh After Joining BJP

Madhya Pradesh Government: Jyotiraditya Scindia joined BJP on Wednesday (File)

New Delhi:

Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday joined the BJP, a day after his dramatic exit from the Congress, and was named party's nominee for one of the two seats from Madhya Pradesh.

Jyotiraditya Scindia's parting ways with the Congress has plunged the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh into crisis, which may soon have to take a floor test. Twenty-one Madhya Pradesh MLAS on Tuesday had resigned, soon after Mr Scindia ended his 18-year-long association with the Congress.

The Congress has filed petitions before Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati seeking disqualification of the six ministers of the Kamal Nath Cabinet as MLAs who, along with 16 MLAs, resigned on Tuesday.

Speaker NP Prajapati has said the MLAs will have to submit their resignation letters in person. "As per the law, those resigning will have to first appear before the Speaker personally, after which only I will look into the available evidences/facts before deciding as per merits of the case," he told NDTV.

Here are the Live Updates on developments in Madhya Pradesh government crisis:

Mar 12, 2020 14:45 (IST)
 Floor test can not take place as the resignations submitted by 19 MLAs have not been accepted. They should physically come before the Speaker and speak for themselves. These MLAs have been held hostage by BJP: Digvijaya Singh on political crisis in MP
Mar 12, 2020 14:42 (IST)
He (Jyotiraditya Scindia) was a dear friend of mine, his father was a dear friend of mine. I'm really saddened that he's gone & I wish I knew. If he had talked to me I would've known but I'm really really saddened that he's gone: Salman Khurshid, senior lawyer & Congress leader told news agency ANI 
Mar 12, 2020 11:42 (IST)
Mar 12, 2020 10:55 (IST)
Rajnath Singh Welcomes Jyotiraditya Scindia To BJP
Mar 12, 2020 10:50 (IST)
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The country's grand old party, the Congress, already struggling with a leadership vacuum at the top, dwindling presence across the country and a crisis for its government in Madhya Pradesh, is likely to have another battle on its hands soon. The simmering resentment between the party's old guard and the new has surfaced with a vengeance after the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of its most prominent young leaders.
Mar 12, 2020 10:13 (IST)
Amid crisis in Madhya Pradesh after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit from the Congress, the Shiv Sena today launched a scathing attack in its mouthpiece and said: "The decline of Kamal Nath's government is due to his carelessness."

"Under the leadership of Jyotiraditya Scindia, 22 Congress MLAs have resigned from the Congress. Scindia has entered BJP. This brought Kamal Nath's government in a minority. If the Congress government falls in Madhya Pradesh, the credit does not go to the BJP. The decline of Kamal Nath's government is due to his carelessness, arrogance and tendency to underestimate the new generation," Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said in an editorial.
Mar 12, 2020 09:01 (IST)
Jyotiradita Scindia Thanks PM Modi After Joining BJP
Mar 12, 2020 09:00 (IST)
Congress legislators staying at a resort near Bengaluru were not ready resign from their Assembly constituencies, new KPCC President D.K. Shivakumar said on Wednesday. "All the MLAs who are here don't want to lose their membership. No one can destroy the Congress. Leaders may come, leaders may go. That does not make any difference," Shivakumar told reporters. 
Mar 12, 2020 09:00 (IST)
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, will file his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections on March 13. Mr Scindia is slated to arrive in Bhopal. 
Mar 12, 2020 08:59 (IST)
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, will file his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections on March 13. Mr Scindia is slated to arrive in Bhopal.