As the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh looms over the Kamal Nath government, MLAs from SP and BSP arriving to meet former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has added further fire to the speculations.
BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on SP and BSP MLAs meeting him: They have just come here to meet me on the occasion of Holi. There is no politics in it. https://t.co/Fxid4eiBwQ pic.twitter.com/9WgayunLgR— ANI (@ANI) March 10, 2020
SP MLA Rajesh Shukla and BSP MLA Sanjeev Kushwaha had arrived at the residence of Shivraj Chouhan to meet earlier today. Chouhan, while speaking to the media later, had clarified that their visit was not political and they had come just to convey Holi greetings.
The Kamal Nath government was already on a wafer-thin majority with the support of SP and BSP.
Earlier today, former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia had quit Congress. Over 17 Congress MLAs were reportedly hoarded in a Bengaluru resort. After Scindia quitting, 22 Congress MLAs have also resigned from the party.
Six Ministers, namely, Tulsi Silawat, Govind Singh Rajput, Dr Prabhuram Choudhry, Imarti Devi, Pradyumna Singh Tomar, and Mahendra Singh Sisodia also resigned from the cabinet.
Earlier, the BSP and SP MLAs had denied claims of bribery and horse-trading offers from the BJP.
As the future of the Kamal Nath government looks uncertain, similar reports of internal rift within the Congress are being reported from Rajasthan and Gujarat too.