Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh

Rebel MLAs in Gurgaon Hotel; Congress govt in MP in crisis

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Bhopal: After 15 months in power, Kamal Nath-led Congress government was thrown into a crisis as some of the MLAs began to camp at a star hotel in Gurgaon.

But after hours of putting pressure by the senior Congress leaders, one of the rebel MLAs could be brought back to the official camp.

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that they could save Ramabai, a suspended MLA from Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), from the hotel. Madhya Pradesh ministers and Congress leaders Jitu Patwari and Jaivardhan Singh were seen coming out of the ITC hotel in Gurgaon's Manesar along with Ms Ramabai.

Digvijay Singh said that the rebel camp had 10 to 11 MLAs, but now they have only four.

In the 231-member Madhya Pradesh assembly, the Congress has a strength of 114 MLAs and the BJP has 107. Of the remaining nine seats, two are with the BSP while the Samajwadi Party has one MLA. There are four independents in the assembly.