New Delhi / Bhopal. The Supreme Court has asked the Kamal Nath government to prove its majority tomorrow (Friday) amidst the chaos in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier during the hearing, the Supreme Court made a stern remark. Hearing the petition of Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the court said that we want a floor test to be done soon for not buying and selling.
Will be video recording
The Supreme Court, in its order, said that voting will take place in the house by hands up and video recording of this entire process will be done. Floor test to be completed before 5 pm. It’s an order from the supreme court to Kamal Nath government to prove majority.
What instructions has the court given in its decision?
The floor test should be done on 20 March (Friday). Live telecast of the proceedings of the House. Peaceful voting should take place in the house. Members vote with their hands up. Videography of the proceedings should be done. Get a floor test should be done before 5 pm. DGP of Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, ensure the security of 16 rebel Congress MLAs.
At the same time, Kapil Sibal said that this is a unique case. No one has claimed to have a majority yet. At the same time, Justice Chandrachud asked Mukul Rohatgi, who was staying on behalf of the BJP, why you are not bringing any confidence motion. On this, Rohatgi offered an example of the Bommai case. He said that the Governor can set the agenda in the ongoing session.
Shivraj Singh Chauhan said – the victory of justice
After the Supreme Court’s decision, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan welcomed and said that justice has won. He said that the Kamal Nath government of the state is in a minority and tomorrow there will be milk-milk and water-water on the floor.
Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava said that everything will be cleared in the House tomorrow. We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court.
What did Mukul Rohatgi say
Mukul Rohatgi said that when they had their turn, they had asked for floor test at midnight and today they are asking for two weeks’ time. It is a matter of a moving assembly, the governor can set the agenda. The decision on resignation has nothing to do with the floor test.
What did Justice Chandrachud say
Justice Chandrachud said, what will happen if the Governor does not take action, see the other side also, apprehension is being expressed from both the sides. What if they come in front of the speaker through video conferencing. So are you ready to make a decision? On this, advocate Singhvi opposed the intervention of the court, after which Justice Chandrachud said that this is a national problem. It is not only about one state. We cannot give you directions under the constitution. But we also have to do a reality check.
What did Singhvi say
Singhvi said that by suggesting video conferencing, the court is giving legitimacy to the sitting MLAs in Bengaluru. Singhvi asked for two weeks to decide on resignation. Only after this can the floor test be done. On this, Justice Chandrachud said that giving two weeks will increase the possibility of horse-trading. Justice Chandrachud said that you got 22 resignations. The resignation of six was in the same batch. What did the speaker investigate? What was the resignation date and when did you pass an order?
Justice Chandrachud tries to convince Singhvi and says that he should accept the idea of video conferencing of the MLAs and the Speaker for the resignation and get a floor test done soon. Lawyer Singhvi said that our session is still going on and in this way, no court has ever instructed to conduct a floor test. This has not happened in any case.
Floor test can’t stop
Justice Chandrachud said that delay in accepting the resignation could not affect the powers of the House. The floor test cannot be stopped by not taking a decision on resignation. On behalf of Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the Supreme Court, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi intervened and said that there is no question of resignation. The question is whether the order of the governors should be implemented or they should be rescinded. Advocate Maninder Singh, on behalf of the rebel MLAs, said that he agreed to the video conferencing.