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In the case relating to the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, the Supreme Court today directed for a floor test to be conducted at the state legislative assembly on March 20 by 5PM (Shivraj Singh Chouhan v. Speaker Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly).
The order was passed by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta.
The order passed today states:
The Bench also issued the following directions:
Session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly which was deferred shall reconvene on March 20
Meeting should be confined to one agenda - floor test
Voting on agenda shall take place by show of hands
Proceedings before the Assembly shall be videographed
All authorities shall ensure there is no breach of law and order and that floor test is conducted peacefully
Floor test to be concluded by 5 PM
DG of Karnataka Police and DG of Madhya Pradesh Police shall ensure that the rights of the rebel MLAs shall not be restrained and that security is provided to them