AGENCIES, Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has set a fresh deadline for Chief Minister Kamal Nath to prove his government’s majority in the assembly by Tuesday, declaring that he would consider the government to have lost the trust of the assembly if he misses the crucial floor test.
“Conduct the floor test on 17th March otherwise it will be considered that you actually don’t have the majority in the state assembly,” Tandon stated.
Earlier, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed that the Kamal Nath government lacks a majority and appealed to Governor Tandon to order a floor test.
“The Chief Minister is running away from the trust vote as he knows that the government lacks a majority. BJP has the majority and we have appealed to the Governor to order the conduct of a floor test at the earliest. He has assured us that he will protect our constitutional rights,” Chouhan said.
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly, which met on Monday morning for the Budget session was adjourned immediately after the Governor’s address till March 26, in view of coronavirus pandemic.
The BJP MLAs led by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Governor Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhawan.
Assuring the BJP legislatures, Governor said, “Appropriate action will be taken. Be assured that no one will violate your rights.”