BJP demands special assembly session, wants Kamal Nath to prove majority

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The BJP on Monday asked Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel for a special session of the state assembly, saying the Kamal Nath-led Congress government doesn’t have a majority.

Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava told news agency ANI: “It will fall on its own (MP government), I don’t believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon.”

“We are sending a letter to Governor requesting an assembly session as there are a lot of issues,” he added.

The move comes a day after Lok Sabha exit polls predicted that the Congress was unlikely to make gains in the Hindi heartland, failing to capitalise on its Assembly wins in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

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In December 2018 Assembly polls, the Congress won 114 seats, one short of the halfway mark in the 230-seat House of MP. The Congress government, who has its own 114 members, is supported by four Independents, two BSP MLAs and one Samajwadi Party MLA. While the BJP has 109 MLAs, just seven MLAs short to form the government as 116 seats needed for a majority.

Recently, BSP’s Mayawati had threatened to withdraw support to the Congress government in the state after her candidate from Guna Lok Sabha seat joined the Congress and withdrew from the race.

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