Congress star campaigner Sachin Pilot refuses to speak against BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, says everyone free to decide which party they want to be in.
The Gandhi siblings are slotted as star campaigners for the Madhya Pradesh and UP campaigns, but they might decide to sit it out.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan rejected reports that have hinted possible increase in coronavirus cases due to migrants and asked, 'Did corona not spread at places where migrants were not there?'
Narottam Mishra, Kamal Patel, Meena Singh, Govind Rajput and Tulsi Silavat took oath as ministers, but no member of the cabinet was assigned a portfolio.
Despite the health pandemic, the state has no health minister or ministers for other key portfolios like finance, home or food and public distribution - all key departments to manage the immediate fallout of the health crisis.
Governor Lalji Tandon had summoned all Raj Bhavan staff to begin preparations for a small ceremony. BJP workers were told not to throng to the Raj Bhavan.
Jyotiraditya Scindia said that Kamal Nath government had digressed from the path of public service.
The announcement came a day after the Supreme Court ordered the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker to conduct a floor test by 5 pm on Friday.
With the Speaker now accepting the resignations of all 22 MLAs, the strength of the Congress in the 230-member Assembly, which was 114 earlier, has now reduced to 92.
The numbers are stacked heavily against the Congress government which teetered to a brink of collapse after the resignations of the 22 rebel MLAs stated to be supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia, who quit the Congress to join BJP.
Abhishek Mani Singhvi, who is representing the Speaker in the court, said he can't meet the rebel MLAs and instead the court could prescribe a reasonable time -- like two weeks -- to decide on resignations.
The top court was hearing a petition filed by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who sought a direction to the Kamal Nath-led government to take a floor test immediately.
The Supreme Court is slated to hear the petition filed by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and others seeking a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly today.
The BJP on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking a floor test in the Madhya Pradesh assembly amid the ongoing political crisis in the state.
Governor Lalji Tandon, in his letter yesterday, said failure to hold a floor test today will mean the chief minister does not enjoy a majority in the house.
In the letter addressed to the Chief Minister, the Governor asked Nath to hold the floor test on Tuesday and said that his reason to delay it "had no basis".
BJP's move comes after Madhya Pradesh Assembly speaker NP Prajapati adjourned the house till March 26, the date for the highly anticipated Rajya Sabha polls for three seats of the state.
In his customary address to the assembly, Governor Lalji Tandon urged all members of the house to uphold Parliamentary traditions and responsibilities in peaceful manner.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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