No threat to my government, ready for floor test, says Nath

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday asserted there was no threat to his five-month-old Congress government and expressed readiness to take the floor test to prove his majority in the Assembly. Mr. Nath’s statement came in the backdrop of Leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava of the BJP writing to Governor Anandiben Patel on May 20, requesting a special session of the Assembly to discuss pressing issues and also seeking division (voting) on financial matters. A division of votes in the House will indicate whether the Congress government enjoys majority support or not. “There is no threat to my government. Let the floor test take place. We are ready for it,” Mr. Nath told reporters. The Chief Minister along with senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and others arrived at Shivrajpur, Churhat, near here to pay tributes to Saroj Singh, the wife of former Union Minister, late Arjun Singh.The ruling Congress won just one seat in the just concluded Lok Sabha election — Chhindwara (bagged by Kamal Nath’s son Nakul) — in the State which sends 29 MPs to the Lower House of Parliament.BSP, SP support The Congress won 114 seats in the 2018 Assembly polls, two short of a majority in the 230-member House. It formed the government in December with the support of two BSP MLAs, one from the SP and four Independents. The BJP, which lost power in the State after 15 years, bagged 109 Assembly seats. Sources had said on Sunday that Mr. Nath had made up his mind to expand his Cabinet and induct some of these MLAs to ensure stability of his government.last_img

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