The Congress-led Kamal Nath government in the state is facing a crisis. (File)
Days after Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 Congress MLAs resigned, leaving the future of the Kamal Nath-led government in doubt, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon had directed assembly speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati to hold a floor test tomorrow.
The speaker on Saturday ha accepted the resignations of six rebel ministers. The decision brought down the number of MLAs supporting Congress.
The effective strength of the 230-member assembly has shrunk to 222 (two seats were already vacant due to death of two MLAs)
Here are the Highlights on Madhya Pradesh government crisis:
Samajwadi Party MLA to vote for Kamal Nath
The Samajwadi Party has issued a whip to its lone MLA in Madhya Pradesh to remain present in the state Assembly during the floor test and vote in support of the Kamal Nath government.
Will give my ruling on Monday, says Madhya Pradesh speaker on floor test
Madhya Pradesh Speaker NP Prajapati on Sunday refused to commit whether he will order a floor test in the Legislative Assembly on March 16 as directed by Governor Lalji Tandon to Chief Minister Kamal Nath. All eyes are on Mr Prajapati whose call on the floor test- allowing or disallowing it on Monday on the first day of the Budget session--will have a bearing on the prevailing political situation in the Congress-ruled state.
Congress Legislature Party meet at Kamal Nath's residence around 7 pm
Ahead of the crucial floor test of the Kamal Nath government, scheduled for Monday, a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party is likely to be held at the Chief Minister's residence in Bhopal at around 7 pm today.
Section 144 imposed near Madhya Pradesh assembly ahead of floor test
Ahead of a floor test in Madhya Pradesh assembly Bhopal district administration has imposed section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code prohibiting gathering of five or more people at public places. The restrictions will be in place from March 16 to April 13.
Rebel Congress MLAs seek protection of central forces
The rebel MLAs of Madhya Pradesh Congress have released videos demanding deployment of central security forces for their security. Several rebel MLAs present in Bengaluru issued a video message to the Speaker.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrives at ITC Grand Bharat hotel in Gurugram where BJP MLAs from Madhya Pradesh are staying.
BJP leaders Narendra Singh Tomar, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, and Jyotiraditya Scindia meet Solicitor General Tushar Mehta at his residence, reports news agency ANI.
Madhya Pradesh Minister and independent MLA Pradeep Jaiswal after state cabinet meeting says: "We have the numbers. Chief minister is confident. Wait and watch. It's not certain whether the floor test will happen tomorrow or not due to the coronavirus."
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath arrives at Vallabh Bhavan in Bhopal for state cabinet meeting.
Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives at the residence of Union Minister and BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar for a meeting, ahead of floor test at Madhya Pradesh Assembly tomorrow.
21 Congress MLAs shifted to Ramada hotel in Bangalore
21 Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs shifted from Prestige Golfshire Club to Ramada hotel in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, reports news agency ANI. Security deployed outside the hotel.
BJP meeting underway ahead of floor test
Meeting underway at the residence of Union Minister and BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar in Delhi, ahead of floor test at Madhya Pradesh Assembly tomorrow. Ex-MP chief minister SS Chouhan, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan are present at the meeting. Jyotiraditya Scindia to arrive shortly.
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs who arrived in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from Rajasthan's Jaipur earlier today, shift to Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs who were lodged in a resort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, arrive in Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh BJP issues whip to its MLAs, asking them to be present for the floor teat tomorrow.