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Supreme Court orders floors test in Madhya Pradesh tomorrow

Supreme Court orders floors test in Madhya Pradesh tomorrow

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Mar 2020, 01:43 pm

New Delhi/Bhopal/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a floor test in Madhya Pradesh assembly by 5 pm on Friday amid the ongoing political crisis in the state, media reports said.

Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led Congress government fell into a crisis after 22 of his MLAs submitted resignations to Governor Lalji Tandon.

All the MLAs were the loyalists of BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who resigned as the Congress member earlier this month.

If the 22 MLAs do not vote in favour in of the incumbent, the Kamal Nath government will eventually collapse.

Even with the support of its allies Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and four Independents, the Congress' tally will reach only 99 without the votes of the 22 rebel MLAs in an assembly 230 members though two seats are presently vacant. 

The BJP has 107 members in the house.

Meanwhile, the rebel MLAs are in Bengaluru as they flew to the southern city before tendering their resignations to the Governor.