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Posted at: May 21, 2019, 3:16 PM; last updated: May 21, 2019, 8:45 PM (IST)

BJP trying to poach Congress MLAs, alleges Kamal Nath

BJP trying to poach Congress MLAs, alleges Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath. File photo

Bhopal, May 21

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach MLAs in the Congress.

The BJP on Monday wrote to Governor Anandiben Patel, asking her to convene a session of the state Assembly so that the Congress government led by Kamal Nath could prove its majority in the House.

In the Assembly polls last year, the Congress won 114 of the state's 230 seats, two short of the majority mark of 116. The Bahujan Samaj Party, having two MLAs, and Samajwadi Party, which has one, are supporting the Congress. There are four Independents. The BJP won 109 seats.

During discussions in the House, financial demands will come up and we will seek division (voting). In division, if the Congress government fails, it will go (collapse), the BJP leader said.

The letter says several problems, including some severe ones, are plaguing the state since the last six months after formation of the new House".

Madhya Pradesh is in the grip of severe water crisis and lawlessness. Farmers condition is worrisome as they are unable to sell their produce. They are also disillusioned over the farm loan waiver, Bhargava's letter states.

A short two-days session of the Assembly in February could not discuss the concerns of a large number of people in the state, the letter said.


Meanwhile, state Congress sources said the Kamal Nath-led ministry may be expanded to induct a minister each from the BSP and SP and also an Independent to provide stability to the six-month-old government.



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