Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday tendered his resignation shortly before the floor test in the assembly. ”
I have decided to tender my resignation to the Governor today,” Kamal Nath told a press conference. With Kamal Nath’s resignation, the Congress has lost power in the second state after Karnataka in less than a year.
CM Kamal Nath listed steps taken by his government for the development of Madhya Pradesh and upliftment of poor.
“We started Yuva Swabhiman Yojna to reduce unemployment, made shelters for stray cows, we decided to construct a grand temple for Sita in Sri Lanka…All these things irked the BJP,” the Chief Minister said.
The announcement comes after an intense year of a factional feud between the Kamal Nath-Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia factions of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, which resulted in the latter resigning and joining the BJP, taking along with him lawmakers who were loyal to him.
The Legislative Assembly has 230 MLAs, of which 24 seats are vacant. A majority in the House of 206 MLAs will require the support of 104 MLAs. The BJP has 107 MLAs, and Congress 92. The Congress has the support of the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and Independent MLAs, which totals up to 99. However, it was not enough to prove the majority.