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Shivraj Chouhan Wins Floor Test in MP Assembly, Congress MLAs Boycott Session

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shakes hands with Governor Lalji Tandon after taking oath of office at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal, Monday, March 23, 2020. (PTI)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shakes hands with Governor Lalji Tandon after taking oath of office at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal, Monday, March 23, 2020. (PTI)

The Congress MLAs boycotted the state Assembly proceedings which have now been adjourned till March 27. Senior BJP MLA Jagdish Devda acted as the protem speaker after N P Prajapati resigned from the chair of Speaker on "moral grounds".

Vivek Trivedi
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  • Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 1:40 PM IST
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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath on Monday night, proved his majority by winning the trust vote in the Assembly on Tuesday.

The Congress MLAs boycotted the state Assembly proceedings which have now been adjourned till March 27.

As the House assembled on Tuesday, Chouhan moved a trust vote which was approved unanimously. Senior BJP MLA Jagdish Devda acted as the protem speaker.


Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati had resigned late Monday night, hours after Chouhan took oath as chief minister of the state.

In his resignation letter submitted to Deputy Speaker Hina Kavre, Prajapati said he is resigning as speaker of the state Assembly on moral grounds. Prajapati, the Congress MLA from Gotegaon, was elected as speaker amid protests by the BJP in January last year after Kamal Nath became chief minister of the state.

Senior BJP leader Narottam Mishra has said that amid the reduced strength of the House due to the resignation of MLAs and demise of two MLAs, the BJP required 104 MLAs to prove majority and the party got support of 112 MLAs including SP, BSP and independents.

He further said that the supplementary budget would be presented on March 27.

On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Vivek Tankha had objected to four-day assembly session in Madhya Pradesh.

"It's difficult to believe that assembly session has been convened. As public servants were busy staging a coup in Bengaluru, Delhi and Bhopal for the past two weeks instead of caring for public health. After assuming power, they are busy in proving the majority. It's called 'Kalyug'," Tankha had tweeted.

Kamal Nath resigned as chief minister last week after his government lost majority following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.

Chouhan, 61, was back as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on Monday night for a record fourth term. The legislator from Budhni took oath of office at a simple function in Raj Bhawan, where he was sworn-in by Governor Lalji Tandon at 9 pm.

No other minister or Deputy Chief Minister took oath with Chouhan. It is speculated that Chouhan-led government could go for two Deputy Chief Ministers including one from Jyotiraditya Scindia's camp.

Chouhan has decided to prove his majority for which a four-day special session of the state assembly is going to begin from Tuesday. Three sittings will be held during the four-day session, an official from the Assembly secretariat said late Monday night.

Earlier, Kamal Nath had to resign as chief minister of the state last week after his government lost majority following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.

In the 230-member Assembly, the BJP has 107 legislators. The Congress' strength reduced to 92 following the resignation of its 22 MLAs. At present, 24 seats in the Assembly are lying vacant, reducing the size of the House to 206.

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