Bhopal | Jagran News Desk: The Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh will be facing floor test in the state assembly today after the Supreme Court set a 5 pm deadline on a petition by the BJP that sought directions to the Speaker for immediate trust vote.

Following the top court’s directive, Assembly's principal secretary A P Singh announced that a special session of the house will be held from 2 pm on Friday and will conclude by 5 pm.

Meanwhile, Speaker N P Prajapati accepted the resignation of the remaining 16 MLAs loyal to former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on late Thursday night. The Speaker had earlier accepted the resignations of six ministers who had resigned from their membership.

Here are the live updates on Madhya Pradesh Assembly Floor Test:

12:33 pm: I have decided to tender my resignation to the governor today: Kamal Nath

12:26 pm: The people of this country can see the truth behind the incident where MLAs are being held hostage in Bengaluru...The truth will come out. People will not forgive them: Kamal Nath

12:22 pm: BJP has murdered the values of democracy. Ever since our govt's formation, BJP has been trying to topple it: Kamal Nath

12:21 pm: The people of this country can see the truth behind the incident where MLAs are being held hostage in Bengaluru...The truth will come out. People will not forgive them: Kamal Nath

 

12:01 pm: I had accepted 16 resignations last night. Now I have also accepted resignation of Sharad Kol (BJP MLA). He had earlier said that he was forcefully made to resign but after looking at his documents and that he didn't meet me personally, it didn't seem like that: MP Assembly Speaker

10:52 am: Digvijaya Singh, Congress when asked if Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath is resigning: Chief Minister is holding a press conference, wait for it.

10:08 am: Congress and BJP have issued whips, asking the MLAs to be present in the state assembly today.   

09:57 am: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is set to meet Congress MLAs at the CM house at 11am today.

09:22 am: With the resignation of 16 more MLAs, the strength of Congress has come down to 92 from 108.
Earlier, six ministers had resigned which brought down the ruling party's strength from 114 to 108.

09:20 am: On the other hand, the BJP has 107 members in the House. However, the BJP had paraded 106 legislators before the governor on Monday as one of its MLAs, Narayan Tripathi, was absent and seen with the Congress legislators after the assembly proceedings.

 

The BSP has two members in the House while the SP has one besides four independents. All these MLAs – BSP, SP and independents- had extended their support to the Congress during the formation of the government in 2018. In the renewed situation, the majority mark is 104.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta