Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan Wins Floor Test in Assembly

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BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath on Monday night, proved his majority by winning the trust vote in the Assembly on Tuesday.

 

Meanwhile, the Congress MLAs boycotted the state Assembly proceedings.

The assembly was adjourned till March 27.

On March 20, Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister after his government lost majority following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.

61-year-old Chouhan was back as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on Monday for the fourth time. 

Earlier, he had served as the state’s CM between 2003 and 2018.

An axe was hanging over the Madhya Pradesh government after 22 Congress MLAs tendered their resignation after Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party and joined the BJP.

The Madhya Pradesh government has a wafer-thin majority in 230-membered House. It has 114 Congress legislators and the support of four Independents, two BSP MLAs and one SP MLA. Meanwhile, the BJP has 107 members. 

However, the resignations of 22 Congress MLAs have reduced the party’s strength to 92, and the government’s support to 99. At present, 24 seats in the Assembly are lying vacant, reducing the size of the House to 206.

 

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