BSP MLA in Madhya Pradesh seems to have moved on from trying to hold the Kamal Nath government as a hostage to blackmail. BSP MLA Ramabai Ahirwar, who had threatened with a ‘Karnataka-like-situation‘ if she is not given a ministerial position in Madhya Pradesh government has now claimed that she has been offered Rs 50 crore and a ministerial position by the BJP to jump ships.
She has said that she has been receiving calls from the BJP but she said that she is supporting Kamal Nath. Ramabai has clarified that she is not with the Congress. However, she has been upset that the MLAs supporting the Madhya Pradesh government are ignored and that the sulking MLAs are not tended and catered to.
Ramabai’s statements come in the middle of the crisis in the state where the Madhya Pradesh government is staring at a collapse. The Congress-JD(S) led Karnataka Government is also facing turbulent times as Congress leaders in the state are claiming that the government may fall by June 10.
Earlier, Ramabai’s husband, Govind Singh, was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police for his alleged involvement in Devendra Chourasia, a former BSP leader who had joined Congress three days before being killed. Her brother-in-law and two other relatives were also named in the FIR.
In the state elections that concluded in December 2018, Congress won 114 seats while the BJP got 109. With external support from the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, Congress had formed the government.