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Madhya Pradesh Government Crisis Highlights: Floor test tomorrow, SC says uncertainty must be resolved

Madhya Pradesh (MP) Government Crisis Highlights: The apex court, which is hearing the BJP’s plea for immediate floor test in the state, resumed hearing the case on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2020 9:25:05 pm
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Madhya Pradesh Government Crisis Highlights: Ruling that the uncertainty over the government should be resolved, the Supreme Court has ordered the state Assembly Speaker to conduct the floor test for Madhya Pradesh Friday.

Earlier in the day, the court had suggested that Speaker N P Prajapati should interact with the rebel Congress MLAs through a video link or the court can appoint an observer to put an end to the fear that the legislators are in captivity. Prajapati, however, refused to accept the top court’s proposal.

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Taking a jibe at the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker on Thursday, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked what does the Speaker need extra time for? The former chief minister’s reaction comes after the Supreme Court’s hearing in the case.

Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing on behalf of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati, sought two weeks of time and asked the Supreme Court to let the rebel MLAs return to their homes. “Please give me two weeks’ time to decide. Let the rebel MLAs come back to MP, their homes,” he said. The apex court, which is hearing the BJP’s plea for immediate floor test in the state, resumed hearing the case on Thursday.

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16:42 (IST)19 Mar 2020
BJP claims Congress vandalised its party office

Following the protest outside BJP headquarters after Dgvijaya Singh was barred from entering, the BJP claimed that Congress workers had vandalised its office and attacked some members with lathis. However, Congress refuted the charge. The police on Wednesday registered a case against eight identified and 50 unidentified Congress workers based on a complaint lodged by BJP district president Vikas Virani, a police officer said.

16:16 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Videograph delivery of letters to MLAs: Digvijaya Singh writes to Karnataka DGP

Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh wrote letters to each of the 17 MLAs who are staying at a resort in Bengaluru. Singh, in a covering letter to Karnataka DGP, requested him to ensure delivery of those letters to the concerned MLA by videographing the process.

16:07 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Security beefed up at Cong, BJP headquarters in MP

Security was beefed up at the state headquarters of the BJP and Congress on Thursday amid ongoing political tension in Madhya Pradesh.
On Wednesday Congress workers staged a protest outside the BJP headquarters at Deendayal Parisar after their senior leader Digvijaya Singh was not allowed to meet his party's rebel MLAs, who are staying at a resort in Bengaluru. "We have increased the police deployment outside offices of the BJP and Congress. An additional force of 200 police personnel each has been deployed outside both the offices," Bhopal's deputy inspector general of police Irshad Bali told PTI.

14:43 (IST)19 Mar 2020
'Day court begins to give time-bound direction to Speaker, it will be constitutionally problematic'

The Supreme Court bench said, 'We can appoint an observer to Bengaluru or some other place so that the rebel MLAs can connect with the Speaker through video conferencing after which he can decide.' It also asked the Speaker whether any inquiry was made on the resignation of the rebel MLAs and what decision has he taken on them. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the Speaker, said the day court begins to give time-bound direction to the Speaker, it will be constitutionally problematic.

12:45 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Guv cannot decide whether govt lost majority or not: Speaker to SC

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker told the Supreme Court, "The Governor cannot decide whether the government has lost the majority or not. It's the House that decides. The Governor has only three powers: whether to summon, prorogue and dissolve the House".

12:39 (IST)19 Mar 2020
SC says if govt loses majority, Governor has power to direct Speaker to hold trust vote

Supreme Court says if House is not in session and if govt loses majority, then the Governor has the power to direct Speaker to hold trust vote.

12:22 (IST)19 Mar 2020
SC suggests Speaker interact with rebel MLAs via video link, he refuses

The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati should interact with the rebel Congress MLAs through video link or the court can appoint an observer to allay the fear that the legislators are in captivity. However, the Speaker refused to accept the top court's proposal. A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta said it can create conditions to ensure exercise of volition of the rebel MLAs is truly voluntary. "We can appoint an observer to Bengaluru or some other place so that the rebel MLAs can connect with the Speaker through video conferencing after which he can decide," the bench said. (PTI)

12:10 (IST)19 Mar 2020
'What do they need more time for?' asks Shivraj Chouhan

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan questioned the time sought by the Speaker. "Why do they want more time? for engaging in horse-trading? Now they know that they do not have the numbers. It's an excuse to get some more transfers done," he said.

11:09 (IST)19 Mar 2020
'Let rebel MLAs come back to their homes': Abhishek Singhvi in SC

Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is representing the Madhya Pradesh Speaker in the top court, sought two weeks of time and asked the Supreme Court to let the rebel MLAs return to their homes. "Please give me two weeks time to decide. Let the rebel MLAs come back to MP, their homes," he said. 

10:54 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Hearing in SC begins

Supreme Court begins hearing the petition filed by former Madhya Pradesh CM & BJP leader, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and others to hold floor test in the State Assembly.

10:49 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Digvijaya to seek Karnataka HC nod to meet Congress MLAs

Former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has decided to approach the Karnataka High Court to seek permission to meet party MLAs from MP who are staying at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The Congress leader’s decision came after he was prevented from entering the Ramada resort near Bengaluru by the Karnataka police, who are protecting the MLAs on their request. Singh was detained on Wednesday morning when he tried to enter the resort along with local Congress leaders, including state Congress chief D K Shivakumar. Read more

10:34 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Floor test looming, Kamal Nath govt makes slew of appointments

Former Members of Parliament, unsuccessful poll contestants, those who helped the Congress in the 2018 Assembly elections, and spokespersons. All of them are among the beneficiaries of a slew of appointments made by the beleaguered Kamal Nath government to statutory and constitutional bodies over the last few days.

With the Supreme Court hearing a plea by BJP leader and former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking an immediate floor test, the state government has filled the vacant posts of chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh State Commissions for Women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes and Youth, which had seen intense jockeying among the hopefuls in the past.

The government has also appointed two members of the state Public Services Commission (PSC) and the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission (MPPURC). Read more

10:28 (IST)19 Mar 2020
MP govt carves out 3 new districts to woo legislators

Given that every vote would be crucial in a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, the Kamal Nath government is continuing its efforts to win over legislators, including one belonging to the BJP, by giving in-principle approval to create three new districts on Wednesday.

Maihar, Chachauda and Nagda will be carved out of Satna, Guna and Ujjain districts. While Maihar is represented by BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi, Chachauda and Nagda are represented by Congress legislators Laxman Singh and Dilp Singh Gurjar, respectively. Read more

Madhya Pradesh Floor Test Live News Updates: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. (File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the 16 rebel Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs' proposal to allow them to appear before the court to prove that they were not being held captive and had resigned on their own. The decision came even as the court wondered how to ensure that the MLAs were free to make their own decisions.

And with the floor test looming, the Kamal Nath government has filled the vacant posts of chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh State Commissions for Women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes and Youth, which had seen intense jockeying among the hopefuls in the past. The government has also appointed two members of the state Public Services Commission (PSC) and the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission (MPPURC).

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