Difficult times lie ahead for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath, as almost 25 MLAs from his own party have formed a group to voice their displeasure in the ruling Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.
The MLAs who have formed a club against Kamal Nath and his government are displeased because of the Congress government’s attitude and functioning.
According to reports, the MLAs are riffed mainly because they feel that the government have been transferring officers from their constituency without prior consultation or intimation. The high-headedness of Kamal Nath led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has managed to incite its own MLAs who have reportedly started lobbying against their own government.
The association formed by these riled MLAs mostly include MLAs who have won assembly elections for the first time. It also includes few members from the BSP who had agreed to support Congress in Madhya Pradesh.
Dr. Hiralal Alawa, the first time elected Congress minister from Manawar constituency in Malwa region, Madhya Pradesh, who is a part of the 25 member club lobbying against the government, also expressed his displeasure in the Madhya Pradesh’s Congress government.
According to a report in NDTV.com, the MLAs have also approached Kamal Nath with their issues, but they feel their problems have been ignored by the government.
Madhya Pradesh’ administration has not been a smooth sail for the Congress bigwig. Kamal Nath has landed himself in several controversies soon after he took charge of Madhya Pradesh. He created a massive political stir by proclaiming that a years-old tradition of reciting Vande Mataram at the state secretariat be abolished, but however, after facing strong protests by the BJP for the same, retracted the order. Soon after, he created another miff by declaring to cancel the pensions to those people who were detained during the Emergency under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules (DIR).
He almost immediately managed to agitate farmers in Damoh district where they were forced to take the street to protest over unsold paddy. Several promises made to the farmers prior to the elections by the Congress government were seen disappearing in thin air forcing multiple farmers to commit suicide in the state due to the debt burden. In December, farmers were lathicharged even as severe mismanagement of urea rocked the state.
There are also allegations of a scam brewing in the state as it was recently reported that Rs 120 crores of non-existent farm loans were ‘waived off’ in Madhya Pradesh.