SC directs MP CM Kamal Nath to respond by Tuesday morning to BJP’s plea for immediate floor test: rebel Congress MLAs assert they have resigned on their own

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Supreme Court of India on Tuesday, March 17 directed the Madhya Pradesh government headed by Kamal Nath to respond by tomorrow morning to the former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s plea for ordering floor test by the incumbent government. SC will resume hearing the petition at 10:30 am IST  tomorrow Opposition Leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s seeks direction by the apex court for an immediate floor test in the assembly saying the Congress government has lost majority support in the state legislative assembly following resignation of 22 MLAs belonging to the ruling party and the main opposition BJP is now the largest party in a position to form government. Despite Governor Lalji Tandon directing the CM to seek trust vote in writing to him that prima facie the incumbent government lacks majority support, he is reluctant to obey the order and buying time, the former CM said. Chouhan and nine other BJP lawmakers, including the leader of opposition in the state assembly, moved the Supreme Court on Monday just after Speaker N P Prajapati cited coronavirus concerns and adjourned the house till March 26. Appearing for the senior BJP leader and three-time chief minister, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi said “the rationale in this case is that a floor test is required and usually the other side appears in such cases”. Taking note of the submission, the bench took note of the submission of senior advocate Maninder Singh appearing for 16 rebel Congress MLAs that they be also allowed to become parties to Chouhan’s petition. Singh said 22 Congress MLAs have resigned from the assembly and the resignations and the resignations of six lawmakers have already been accepted. He said the remaining 16 MLAs also want their resignations to be accepted. The bench granted Chouhan the liberty to serve the copy of the petition to the state government, speaker and others through e-mail besides traditional modes of service notice. Meanwhile, the rebel Congress MLAs claimed this morning that they had taken shelter in Bengaluru on their own. ’We have resigned from the MP Assembly. Our resignations should be accepted’ (with inputs Bar & Bench news)

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