New Delhi: Amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a floor test in state Assembly to be held tomorrow.
A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said the floor test would be held by show of hands in accordance with the law and it should be completed by 5 pm on Friday.
The court observed that the state of uncertainty must be resolved efficiently and the Assembly proceedings should be video graphed properly.
Meanwhile, MP CM Kamal Nath said, “We will study every aspect of the Supreme Court order on the conduct of floor test in the Assembly tomorrow. We will discuss it with our legal experts and make any decision on the basis of their advice.”
The top court was hearing the petition filed by former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders seeking floor test in Madhya Pradesh Assembly claiming that the Congress government in the state has lost the majority.
The development came after 22 Congress MLAs tendered their resignation after Jyotiraditya Scindia, a prominent face of the Congress, resigned and joined the BJP. Meanwhile, after the SC ordered a floor test in the MP assembly today, BJP leaders have assembled at the home of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Dharmendra Pradhan, Anil Jain and other leaders are present at the meeting.