Bhopal: There was noise, fury and slogan shouting from the ruling congress side when the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker adjourned the House till 26 March over COVID-19 scare without going for the vote of confidence after Governor Lalji Tandon concluded his address in the opening day of the Budget session on Monday 16 March 2020 with the advice that the House proceedings should be conducted according to the Constitution.
The state Governor had instructed Chief Minister Kamal Nath to go for a floor test on Monday but this never happened.
Later on Monday, after the House was adjourned, the Chief Minister shot a letter to the Governor questioning his authority to interfere in the working of the State Assembly. Click for CM’s letter to the Governor.
Monday, Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also filed a petition in the Supreme Court to seek a floor test in the Assembly. The matter is likely to be taken up by the apex court on Tuesday.
After the Governor had left, the leader of Opposition raised objections saying that a minority government cannot be allowed to continue. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also registered his protest. Later the BJP members continued to remain seated in the House after it had been adjourned.
The Kamal Nath Government is in crisis as 22 Congress MLAs have resigned and most of them are now camping in Bengaluru.