A day after resigning from Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia has joined BJP on Wednesday. BJP President, Jagat Prakash Nadda, was present at the BJP office to announce his inclusion in the national party.
With Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP, the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh will now have to prove the majority in the state assembly in a floor test.
Also, if reports are anything to go by, as many as 21 MLAs, following Scindia, have also submitted their resignation from Congress. And if their resignations are accepted, Congress might lose power in the state.
“Congress no longer what it used to be, living in denial,” said Scindia while addressing the media at the BJP office.
For the unknown, Scindia had submitted his resignation to Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday after a meeting with PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
In the resignation letter, Scindia talked about how he would be unable to fulfill the dream of serving the country if he continues with Congress.
For stats, if the resignation of the 21 MLAs is accepted by the speaker the strength of Congress will come down to 92, which is far away from the majority required (115) to form the government.
As per a report by PTI, as many as 100 MLAs were present at a meeting of the legislator wing called by the Congress party. Thus, even if the strength of 100 MLAs of distinct parties (including Congress) supporting Congress is considered, the government still won’t be able to withstand the floor test.
The majority, following the resignation of MLAs, however, will also come down to 104 as the total strength of the house would be 206 if the resignations of the 22 MLAs are accepted. This would still leave Congress with fewer MLAs than the BJP, which has 107 legislators in the assembly.
Thus again on the losing side will be Kamal Nath government.