Kamal Nath on alert

Kamal Nath on alert


Fearing a Karnataka-like political crisis, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister,   Kamal Nath, has been making efforts to keep Congress MLAs and his supporters together to prevent any threat to his government from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Karnataka's Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government has been going through a deep crisis and is on the brink of collapse after 11 MLAs sent in their resignation. Fearing a similar political situation happening here, the Congress-led dispensation is using all its tactics to thwart any possible attempt by the BJP to stabilise the Kamal Nath government.

The ongoing Karnataka turbulence has alarmed the MP ministry, which has a wafer-thin majority. In the 230-member Assembly. The  Congress  has 114 MLAs and has the support of seven others, two from the SP and one from BSP and four independents. The opposition BJP has 108 members.

Mr. Kamal Nath has categorically asked his MLAs and those from the BSP, SP and the Independents to stay in Bhopal until the monsoon session of the Assembly comes to an end. The 19-day-long monsoon session that began on July 8 is currently underway.

Earlier, the Leader of the Opposition,Mr.  Gopal Bhargava, and state BJP chief, Mr.  Rakesh Singh, had written a letter to the Governor, Ms. Anandiben Patel, requesting her to convene a special session for a floor test of the government soon after the BJP swept the Lok Sabha polls, winning 28 of the 29  seats in MP.