Kamal Nath resigns as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, calls Jyotiraditya Scindia power-hungry

Kamal Nath resigned on Friday as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister without facing a test of strength that his Congress government was certain to lose after the exodus of MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, who crossed over to the BJP last week.
“Everyone saw how crores of rupees were spent. How a democratically-elected government was brought down by the BJP who lured a power-hungry, ambitious “Maharaj” rejected by voters and 22 greedy MLAs influenced by him,” said Kamal Nath, hitting out at his former colleague and the BJP.
The Congress, desperate to win back the rebel MLAs, had tried to buy time but the Supreme Court, petitioned by the opposition BJP, ruled that the “state of uncertainty” should be effectively resolved by a floor test to be held by 5 pm today. The BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a three-time Chief Minister, is likely to return to power.
Kamal Nath accused the BJP of plotting from Day 1 after he took power in December 2018. “Only time will tell what really happened. It will be investigated. But people responsible for this must remember that tomorrow comes after today and day after comes after tomorrow. Remember, that day after will come for sure,” said the 73-year-old Congress veteran.
Kamal Nath’s short-lived government was hamstrung by his running feud with Jyotiraditya Scindia, who lost the race for chief ministership in 2018. After a year of bickering, the former royal quit saying the Congress was no longer the party it used to be. He also accused Congress leaders of undermining him.
“I did not want the Congress to go to the palace. I wanted the palace to come to the Congress,” said Kamal Nath, in another dig at Mr Scindia, known to his supporters as “Maharaj”.
Scindia, in a tweet calling it a victory of the people of Madhya Pradesh, said the Congress government had strayed from its path of public welfare.