Shivraj not in favour of Madhya Pradesh floor test, says BJP against horse-trading 

The Madhya Pradesh BJP appears to be divided on the demand that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government go for a  floor test to prove its majority.

Published: 23rd May 2019 04:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2019 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh BJP appears to be divided on the demand that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government go for a  floor test to prove its majority.

The former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan has distanced himself from party colleague and Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava’s demand for a special session of the Assembly and floor test.

“I’m not at all in favour of a floor test, as the BJP isn’t going to indulge in the politics of engineering defections or bringing down the government. Our party doesn’t believe in politics of horse trading,” Chouhan said on Wednesday. 

“Our party doesn’t have to do anything, as the Congress government in MP is plagued with internal contradictions, exposed recently by BSP supremo Mayawati threatening to reconsider support after one of her party candidates withdrew his nomination papers in favour of a senior Congress leader,” said Chouhan.

On Monday, Chouhan’s former ministerial colleague had written to the Governor Anandiben Patel demanding convening of a special session.

Bhargava, an eight-time BJP legislator from Rehli seat of Sagar district, while claiming that the Nath government was in minority, demanded a floor test for the government to prove its majority in the 230-member state Assembly.

CM Nath responded that he was ready for a floor test. He also accused the BJP of approaching at least 10 Congress MLAs with offers of money and posts, if they helped bring down his government.

“All the 10 MLAs who told me they were being approached with offers, have assured that they are firmly with the government,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp