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The Madhya Pradesh Congress Legislature Party (MPCLP) has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Governor's direction to hold a floor test amidst the ongoing political crisis in the state.
The MP Congress has moved the Apex Court a day after BJP leaders sought a direction to hold a floor test in the state assembly. The Court today issued notice in the plea filed by BJP leaders including former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The petition filed by the MP Congress alleges a blatant abuse of power and subversion of democracy by the BJP-ruled Central government as well as the BJP-ruled Karnataka government in holding the 16 ex-Congress MLAs from the state captive in Bengaluru.
It is submitted that the governments at the Centre and in Karnataka subverted constitutional limitations to aid the BJP in Madhya Pradesh to attempt to bring down the democratically elected government in the state.
The petition goes on to state that the office bearers of the MPCLP have not been allowed to meet the captive ex-Congress legislators. When two Congress MLAs attempted to meet them, they were manhandled by BJP goons and illegally detained by the Karnataka police, the plea claims.