Governor’s letter to KamalNath- Sorry! You refused, get the floor test done tomorrow, otherwise, it will be assumed that you do not have a majority.
Governor Lalji Tandon is angry over not having floor test. He wrote the second letter to CM in 2 days. The Governor wanted the floor test to be held on Monday, but the proceedings were postponed until 26 March. BJP reaches Supreme Court to demand floor test, hearing on this issue on Tuesday.
Bhopal. When the speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly NP Prajapati adjourned the house till 26 March on Monday, it seemed that the floor test had been postponed for a few days, but the events changed only after 6 hours. Assembly adjourned at 11:15 am. 6 hours later, around 5 pm, Governor Lalji Tandon wrote a one-page letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath and said, ‘You should conduct a floor test in the Vidhan Sabha on March 17 and prove majority, otherwise it will be assumed that you do not actually get a majority in the Assembly is.’
In the Governor’s letter to KamalNath, the Governor has asked the Chief Minister for a floor test for the second time. Earlier, on 14 March, the Governor had asked Kamal Nath to conduct a floor test on 16 March. However, on Sunday night Kamal Nath met him and told that there would be no floor test on Monday. It is said that the governor was angry with this. Now former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to get the floor test done. It will be heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Governor’s letter to KamalNath – you ignored
Governor’s letter to KamalNath on Monday evening, Governor Tandon said- It is a matter of regret that instead of proving your majority in the time period given by me, you wrote a letter and expressed your inability to conduct a floor test in the Vidhan Sabha. It has no justification and basis. The reasons you have given for not conducting the floor test are baseless and meaningless.
The governor said – I know how to follow the order
Earlier, 106 MLAs, including former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, had reached Raj Bhavan in protest against the floor test not being conducted in the assembly on Monday. After talking to everyone, the governor said – When I gave instructions, it should have been followed. He told the legislators that you remain relaxed, whatever appropriate action will be taken, I will do it. I know to follow my order.
The governor told the legislators – My responsibility to save democracy
The Governor had asked the BJP MLAs – have they come voluntarily? To this, the legislators simultaneously replied in yes. The Governor asked- Is there any pressure? The legislators said- Absolutely not. The governor said- Now it is my responsibility to save democracy. Your rights will not be violated.
The governor had directed to raise his hand and vote
On Sunday, the Governor directed the government to conduct a floor test after the address on 16 March, but only the address was taken on the agenda of the Assembly by the government. On this late in the evening, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Gopal Bhargava met the Governor. A memorandum gave as a protest.
Is President’s rule expected?
This is also a possibility. There are also examples of this. Last year, President’s rule was implemented in Maharashtra in October-November, 19 days after the election results. Then-Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari had invited three major parties of the state, BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP to form the government, but no party could muster the required strength to form the government. After 12 days, President’s rule was lifted overnight and Devendra Fadnavis took the oath of Chief Minister. Earlier in June 2018, when the BJP withdrew support to the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP-National Conference tried to form a government together. However, in the meantime, the Governor’s rule was imposed there.