Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath is now locked with severe crisis. One side the political crisis haunting him as the determined BJP is making all efforts to dislodge his government, as his government is having majority of only seven MLAs. Already, Chief Minister alleged that BJP is luring over 10 Congress MLAs offering attractive packages.
On the otherhand, he is on the threat of CBI probe towards money seized during elections period from his close aides. As a result, he has skipped the Congress Working Committee (CWC), held in New Delhi yesterday, to take stock of political situation in the state in the wake of NDA’s return to power at the Centre.
Sources close to Nath said, the chief minister has earlier intimated the AICC president Rahul Gandhi about his inability to make it to Saturday’s crucial CWC meeting, in view of ‘volatile’ political situation in the state.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has forwarded the recommendation of the Election Commission for the need of an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the agency following allegations of huge illegal money transfers done by aides of the Chief Minister who were searched during simultaneous raids conducted in 52 places by the Income Tax Department on April 7, 2019.
Congress circles are fearing that CBI may question Kamal Nath in this regard. If the CBI intend to arrest him, he has to resign as chief minister. Nath meanwhile has called a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal today to review the debacle of the party in the just-concluded LS elections in the state.
He has also convened his cabinet meeting on Monday to get feedback from his ministers on the reasons for the party’s disastrous show in the LS polls. He was scheduled to visit Delhi on Monday to submit the feedback report to the party high command, sources said.
A senior Congress leader said that the state leadership was devising a strategy to nip in bud any attempt by Opposition BJP to destabilize the Kamal Nath government following NDA’s return to power at the Centre.