Kamal Nath, MP assembly secretary asked by Supreme Court to explain their stance on BJP plea for floor test within 12 hours

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and the assembly secretary have been asked by the Supreme Court to explain their stance on the BJP plea for a floor test within 12 hours. The BJP had approached the top court on Monday after the assembly was adjourned for 10 days citing it as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The Kamal Nath government, which is on the brink of collapse after the resignation by 22 MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, has been delaying the trust vote, the BJP has contended. The Chief Minister, meanwhile, has written to Governor Lalji Tandon — the fifth instance of communication between the two in the last 48 hours.
At the hearing, the top court issued notices to the Chief Minister and the assembly secretary, saying it needed to know their views. The case will be heard again on Wednesday by the bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud.
The top court has also allowed 16 rebel MLAs want to be party to the case. The MLAs have been at a resort in Bengaluru since last week, from where they sent in their resignation as Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP.
On Monday, after the assembly was adjourned, the BJP’s three-term chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Even corona won’t save Kamal Nath’s government. He has clearly lost his majority, so he avoided a trust vote today”.