BJP asks Kamal Nath govt to prove majority

A day after exit polls predicted return of Narendra Modi government at the center, the BJP in Madhya Pradesh is moving quickly to destabilise Kamal Nath-led Congress government, which is surviving on a nominal majority, with  the out-side  support of BSP and SP. The BJP has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and asked for a special session of the state assembly, claiming that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state doesn’t have a majority.

“We are sending a letter to the Governor requesting an assembly session as there are a lot of issues… It (the Madhya Pradesh government) will fall on its own. I don’t believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon,” Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava said.

He also said he wants “to discuss important issues and test the Congress governments strength”. “I am writing a letter to the Governor for convening a special session of MP Assembly shortly. We want discussion on important issues like farm loan waiver and (to) test the government strength,” he added.

The Congress retaliated by accusing the BJP of attempting to destabilise the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh through use of “corrupt practices” and said in doing so they are trying to negate the mandate of people of the state. Congress general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Babariya said the people of the state had rejected the BJP and voted them out in the assembly elections.

“The BJP is trying to destabilise the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh through corrupt practices. They are trying to negate the mandate of people of Madhya Pradesh given in favour of the Congress in assembly elections held a few months ago and people will not forgive them for this,” he added.

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