New Delhi: The BJP has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and asked for a special session of the state assembly, claiming that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state doesn’t have a majority.
"We are sending a letter to the Governor requesting an assembly session as there are a lot of issues... It (the Madhya Pradesh government) will fall on its own. I don't believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon," Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
He also said he wants "to discuss important issues and test the Congress governments strength".
"I am writing a letter to the Governor for convening a special session of MP Assembly shortly. We want discussion on important issues like farm loan waiver and (to) test the government strength," Bhargava told PTI.
The Congress retaliated by accusing the BJP of attempting to destabilise the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh through use of "corrupt practices" and said in doing so they are trying to negate the mandate of people of the state.
Congress general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Babariya said the people of the state had rejected the BJP and voted them out in the assembly elections.
"The BJP is trying to destabilise the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh through corrupt practices. They are trying to negate the mandate of people of Madhya Pradesh given in favour of the Congress in assembly elections held a few months ago and people will not forgive them for this," he told PTI.
Babariya said the people had rejected the BJP government's policies and had voted them out of power due to their "malgovernance".
In elections for the 230-member Assembly last year, the Congress won 114 seats and the BJP coming a close second with 109. The Bahujan Samaj Party has two seats, the Samajwadi Party one and e Independents four seats. The Congress had captured power from the BJP after the assembly polls. Two short of the majority mark on its own, the Congress has the support of BSP and SP in the House.
The BJP demand comes a day after exit poll projectoins that predicted a thumping victory for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Rakesh Singh, BJP: Their govt(MP)won't go on. Theirs is minority govt standing on crutches. It'll collapse due to its internal conflicts. But today we're focussing on elections results&forming govt at centre. Today we aren't discussing whose govt will be or won't be there in MP. pic.twitter.com/jQgNSHFIft— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2019
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