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MP political crisis: Most rebel Congress MLAs to reach Bhopal on Friday evening

Of the 22 rebel MLAs, 19 lawmakers, including half a dozen ministers, had e-mailed their resignation letters to Governor Lalji Tandon.

Published: 13th March 2020 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2020 04:13 PM   |  A+A-

Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. (File | PTI)

By PTI

BHOPAL: Most of the 19 rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh, including six ministers, who have been camping in Bengaluru, are expected to reach Bhopal on Friday evening, party sources said.

After former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the Congress, 22 party MLAs, including six ministers - most of them said to be his supporters - resigned from the assembly earlier this week, pushing the Nath government in major crisis.

READ HERE | Here's the full list of Scindia loyalists, other rebel Congress MLAs who deserted Kamal Nath

Of the 22 rebel MLAs, 19 lawmakers, including half a dozen ministers, had e-mailed their resignation letters to Governor Lalji Tandon.

"Most of the 19 MLAs have left Bengaluru where they were staying. They will travel by air and are expected to reach here," a Scindia loyalist told PTI.

In view of their expected arrival, security at the Bhopal airport has been beefed up.

The ruling Congress has alleged that 19 of the rebel Congress MLAs, including ministers, have been held "captive" by the BJP in a resort in Bengaluru, a charge denied by the opposition party.

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