Madhya Pradesh government falls as CM Kamal Nath submits resignation

Sukirti Mishra 20/03/2020 18:08:07

Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigned on Friday thereby bringing down curtains on the 15-month-old Congress government in the state and putting an end to days of political uncertainty in Madhya Pradesh in the state. In his resignation letter to Governor Lalji Tandon Kamal Nath said, "In my 40 years of public life, I have always followed politics of probity and given priority to democratic values. Whatever has happened in the last two weeks is a new chapter in the devaluation of democratic values."


He had taken the oath of office on December 17, 2018. Accusing the BJP government of trying to destabilise his government from the first day, Kamal Nath said, "I want character certificate from people, not the BJP." "Who took the MLAs to Bengaluru?" he asked insinuating that the BJP arranged flights for the rebel MLAs.
Former CM and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan led BJP MLAs to the assembly asserting he was there to honour the Supreme Court-mandated trust vote.
The resignation of 22 MLAs, including 6 ministers, had plunged the Congress-ruled government into crisis last week. With the resignation of 16 more MLAs on Thursday night, the strength of Congress has come down to 92 from 108. While the strength of the House has also been reduced to 206.


"My government was able to prove majority in the house on three occasions. The BJP could not tolerate it. So it conspired with a maharaj (Jyotiraditya Scindia) and 22 greedy MLAs and planned to topple my government," Kamal Nath said, adding that the people of Madhya Pradesh won't forgive these "greedy and rebellious" people.
The States currently under the power of Congress include: Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and the Union Territory of Puducherry.




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