No trust vote today, Speaker adjourns Assembly adjourned till March 26 citing coronavirus fear

The Assembly has been adjourned after till March 26 without the trust vote proceedings. In a brief address to the Assembly, Governor Lalji Tandon advised everyone in the House to uphold law so that the “dignity of Madhya Pradesh remains protected.”

In a setback to the BJP, Speaker NP Prajapati Monday adjourned the Assembly till March 26 without holding the floor test.

In a brief address to the Assembly, Governor Lalji Tandon advised everyone in the House to uphold law so that the “dignity of Madhya Pradesh remains protected.” He was received outside the House by Chief Minister Kamal Nath. In the Assembly business schedule for today, there was no word on the trust vote.

Late Sunday night, CM Kamal Nath met Governor Lalji Tandon who said that he was convinced that the Congress government was in minority and to “protect democratic principles’’, the CM must win the trust of the House immediately after the Governor’s address on Monday. After the meeting, Kamal Nath told reporters that the Speaker would take a call on voting. Speaker Prajapati, however, said he is more “concerned” about the spread of novel coronavirus. The Speaker’s reply came amid speculation that the Congress government would use the infection spread to avoid or postpone the trust vote.

The resignation of the 22 MLAs, most of them Jyotiraditya Scindia’s loyalists, last week has brought the Kamal Nath government on the brink of collapse. The Speaker has so far accepted resignations of six of the 22 MLAs, bringing down the effective strength of the House to 222 and the new majority mark at 112. The opposition BJP has 107 MLAs, while Congress has 108.

Source: The Indian Express

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