Kamal Nath, whose five-month-outdated govt is surviving on a wafer-skinny majority, has requested every of his Cabinet colleague to leer after as a minimum five legislators to seem at any desertion to the opposition camp.
Updated:Would possibly well per chance well 27, 2019, 11: 31 PM IST
File Photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Days after the Lok Sabha poll outcomes, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has hurried to desire his flock of Congress MLAs collectively to thwart any poaching strive by a resurgent BJP.
Nath, whose five-month-outdated govt is surviving on a wafer-skinny majority, has requested every of his Cabinet colleague to leer after as a minimum five legislators to seem at any desertion to the opposition camp, a Congress chief said Monday.
Apprehension in regards to the government’s steadiness has crept in the Congress after its humiliating defeat in the not too long ago concluded long-established elections in Madhya Pradesh, where it received only one in every of the 29 parliamentary seats, conceding the leisure to the BJP.
The BJP final week wrote a letter to the governor, inquiring for her to convene a completely different session of the assembly for checking out the Nath govt’s energy on the floor of the Residence. “Nath ji has requested every of his 27 Cabinet colleague from his occasion to leer after five legislators, the Congress chief told PTI.
The ministers are going to act because the “guardian” to the legislators, he said. They’ll coordinate and make obvious that pattern works in the constituencies of these MLAs must not hampered, the chief added.
An Self sustaining MLA, too, is share of Naths Cabinet. In the 2018 Assembly polls, theCongresshad received 114 of the voice’s 230 seats, two immediate of the majority imprint of 116. The BJP had bagged 109 seats.
The Nath govt is backed by two BSP MLAs, one legislator of the SP and four Self sustaining lawmakers. The Congress came to vitality in Madhya Pradesh barely six months ago after a wait of 15 years.
The Congress chief said Nath Sunday requested ministers to leer after MLAs after retaining two meetings — one with his Cabinet colleagues and the completely different with all MLAs. At the meeting with Nath, theCongressMLAs aired their grievances connected to ministers and the voice kinds, he said.
The Chief Minister told the MLAs that he has requested his Cabinet colleagues to leer into the elements raised by them, he said. Chief of Opposition Gopal Bhargava of the BJP on Would possibly well per chance well 20 wrote a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel, inquiring for her to convene a completely different session of the assembly to debate the complications being faced by the voice.
In step with Bhargava, the BJP will ogle a division (voting) on monetary matters in the Residence. If the Congress-led govt fails to identify by, it’ll give arrangement, he said Monday. Nath has accused the BJP of luring his partys MLAs with cash and posts to tumble his govt, a payment denied by the main opposition occasion.