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SC issues notice on BJP plea for floor test in MP; matter adjourned to tomorrow

SC issues notice on BJP plea for floor test in MP; matter adjourned to tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Government Crisis Live News Updates: The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to parties on a petition filed by the BJP seeking a floor test "within 12 hours" to prove its majority. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta said the matter would be taken up for hearing at 10.30 am Wednesday.

In other news, the 22 Congress MLAs, who had submitted their resignations to the Speaker and are currently camping at a resort in Bengaluru, said in a press conference Tuesday that they were not being held "hostage" by the BJP and would also "always stay with Jyotiraditya Scindia". They said they were unhappy with Chief Minister Kamal Nath for ignoring them and focusing on development of only Chhindwara, his pocket borough.

The Governor, meanwhile, has instructed Nath to hold a floor test today "by respecting constitutional and democratic traditions", and that "it will be assumed that you actually don't have a majority in the House" otherwise.

With the effective strength of the Assembly at 222, the majority mark is 112. Congress has 108 seats in the House, while BJP has 107.

(Inputs from indianexpress.com and image from livelaw.in)

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