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In the wake of the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have filed a petition before the Supreme Court for holding of a floor test in the State Assembly.
Filed by Chouhan and nine other BJP MLAs, the petition points out that the Congress government no longer holds the majority in the state. The Congress had won the elections held in 2018 with 122 seats.
The petition states that on account of the resignation of 22 MLAs of the ruling Congress party, out of which 6 have been accepted by Speaker, the Kamal Nath government has been reduced to a minority.
After the resignation of the MLAs on March 10, the strength of the assembly has been reduced to 222, the petition claims. Subsequently, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon sent to a letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath directing him to conduct a floor test and prove his majority.