Twist In The Tale: Disappointed MP Governor Orders Kamal Nath To Hold Floor Test Tomorrow

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In a letter to Kamal Nath on Monday evening, MP Governor said: “It is a matter of regret that you have expressed your inability to conduct the floor test in the assembly.”

Bhopal| When Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly NP Prajapati adjourned the House proceedings on Monday, March 26, it seemed that the floor test had been postponed for a few days, but only six hours later there is a twist in the tale. At 11:15 am, the assembly proceedings were adjourned. At about 6 pm, Governor Lalji Tandon wrote a one-page letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath saying: “You have to conduct a floor test in the assembly on March 17 and prove the majority, otherwise it will be assumed that you do not actually have a majority in the assembly.”

The Governor has asked the Chief Minister to conduct a floor test for a second time. Earlier, the Governor had asked Kamal Nath on March 14 to conduct a floor test on March 16. However, Kamal Nath met him on Sunday night and informed that there will be no floor test on Monday. It is reported that the governor was angry with this. Now former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for conducting the floor test. The matter will be heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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In a letter to Kamal Nath on Monday evening, Governor Tandon said: “It is a matter of regret that you have expressed your inability to conduct the floor test in the assembly by writing a letter instead of proving your majority in the time period I have given to you. There is also no justification and basis. The reasons that you have given to not conduct the floor test are baseless and meaningless.”

Earlier, 106 MLAs, including former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, had reached Raj Bhavan to protest against the floor test not being conducted in the assembly on Monday. There was a parade of legislators in front of the governor. After talking to everyone, the Governor said: “When I gave instructions, it should be obeyed.”

The Governor had asked the BJP MLAs if they had come voluntarily? To this, the MLAs answered “yes” unanimously. The governor asked if there was any pressure? The legislators said “no”. The Governor said: “Now it is my responsibility to save democracy. Your rights will not be violated.”

On Sunday, the Governor had directed the government to conduct floor tests after the speech on March 16, but only the speech was taken by the government on the agenda of the assembly. On this evening, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Gopal Bhargava met the Governor. He gave the memorandum as a protest.


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