Madhya Pradesh Crisis Highlights: Section 144 Imposed Near State Assembly

The Speaker on Saturday accepted the resignations of six rebel ministers. The decision brought down the majority mark in the House to 113, just two less than the number of MLAs supporting the Congress.

Madhya Pradesh Crisis Highlights: Section 144 Imposed Near State Assembly

The Congress-led Kamal Nath government in the state is facing a crisis. (File)

New Delhi:

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:

Mar 15, 2020 21:21 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 18:49 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 18:20 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 17:56 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 16:32 (IST)
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.

Mar 15, 2020 15:18 (IST)
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.

Mar 15, 2020 13:59 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 13:58 (IST)
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."
Mar 15, 2020 13:25 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath arrives at Vallabh Bhavan in Bhopal for state cabinet meeting.
Mar 15, 2020 13:19 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 12:46 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 12:21 (IST)
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.
Mar 15, 2020 11:59 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs who arrived in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from Rajasthan's Jaipur earlier today, shift to Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bhopal.
Mar 15, 2020 11:47 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs who were lodged in a resort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, arrive in Bhopal.
Mar 15, 2020 11:46 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh BJP issues whip to its MLAs, asking them to be present for the floor teat tomorrow.