Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (M.P.,) resigned from his post ahead of the floor test, which is scheduled to be conducted on the 20th of March.
After 22 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) including Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Indian National Congress (INC) resigned from the Party, the INC became a minority Party.
As of now, the INC has 99 MLAs and the BJP has a total of 107 MLAs in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
Since the ruling party became a minority with MLAs less than the required majority mark, which 116 MLAs, the government would be decided by a floor test or a Motion of Confidence.
However, before the trust vote began on the 20th of March, Kamal Nath submitted his resignation. After announcing his resignation as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Nath met Lalji Tandon, the Governor of M.P. at Raj Bhavan at 1:00 P.M.
After resigning, Mr. Nath addressed the media and said, “The BJP cannot weaken my resolve. Irrespective of the post, we will continue to work for the people. I am going to resign and will meet the Governor in this regard.”
Meanwhile, the M.P., Assembly Speaker N.P. Prajapati, accepted the resignations of 16 INC MLAs and one BJP MLA Sharad Kol.
After this political crisis for the INC, the BJP is all set to stake the claim to form the State Government in Madhya Pradesh.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the former Chief Minister of M.P., and a BJP leader, took to Twitter and said, “सत्यमेव जयते! “ (Truth alone.)
After the Karnataka Government, BJP will now be the ruling Government in Madhya Pradesh.