Jyotiraditya Scindia

Suspense Over Kamal Nath Government Deepens

There is doubt whether the Madhya Pradesh assembly will hold “motion of confidence” as per the directions of Governor Lalji Tandon. The cabinet on Sunday contended that the Governor can’t direct the state assembly because he doesn’t have the power. Also, the cabinet asked the Chief Minister Kamal Nath to take call on the issue.

In case, the government delays the issue, the opposition can introduce the “no confidence” motion against the government that has come into minority after 22 JyotiradityaScindia loyalists left the 15-month old government. Mr. Scindia was sidelined in the party since the assembly polls.

Highlights of the story

• CM Kamal Nath said that the Governor told him that the proceedings of the state assembly should be carried out smoothly. CM told the Governor that he would talk to the speaker regarding this on Monday.

• The Congress had asserted that it was the prerogative of the Speaker to decide about the proceedings of the house. But BJP said that the Speaker was bound by the decision of the Governor.

• After a cabinet meeting, CM Kamal Nath claimed that he … Read the rest

Jyotiraditya ScindiaIs Set To Join BJP Later This Week

JyotiradityaScindia resigned from Congress on Tuesday morning. The former Union Minister and four-time parliamentarian resigned shortly after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Days after criticising BJP over violence in Delhi, he is expected to join BJP later this week and could be rewarded with a Rajya Sabha seat and a berth in the union cabinet.

Shortly after his exit, 21 Congress MLAs also put their resignation letters to the Governor. Some sources in Madhya Pradesh Raj Bhawan revealed that 25 MLAs were ready to resign.

Highlights of the big story

• On Holi, JyotiradityaScindia posted his letter of resignation on his Twitter account. The latter was dated March 9 and addressed to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

• Minutes later, Congress expelled the 49-year-old leader for “anti-party activities” but his supporters said that Gandhis didn’t reach out to him.

• Scindia only replied “Happy Holi” to the question of joining the BJP later this week.

• Meanwhile the BJP leadership including PM Modi, Amit Shah, party chief JP Nadda and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met to choose … Read the rest