The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning will hear the pleas on the Madhya Pradesh floor test.
Earlier on Monday, the top court asked Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and speaker NP Prajapati responses on a petition by 10 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking an immediate floor test. But in a a separate plea filed by Congress, said that the test could not be conducted as 16 of its lawmakers had been held “captive” in Bengaluru. “The floor test can happen only when all the elected lawmakers are present in the assembly,” the Congress party said in its petition.
Meanwhile, the 22 Congress lawmakers from the state present in Bengaluru appeared before the media on Tuesday and said they were with BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and had not been held captive. The MLAs said they were willing to return to Madhya Pradesh immediately if provided Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) security.
Congress in its plea also said that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government is currently facing a constitutional crisis and that is the reason for not holding a floor test in the state assembly on Tuesday despite governor Lalji Tandon’s suggestion to go for it.
The governor had twice given an ultimatum to Congress government to seek a trust vote in the House on Monday and Tuesday. Failing both the option, the Governor warned, the CM would be considered to have lost his majority in the House.