The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a political crisis after a sulking leader and former Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with at least 17 MLAs, virtually raised a banner of revolt prompting Chief Minister Kamal Nath to call a late-night cabinet meeting where around 20 ministers present resigned reposing their faith in his leadership.
Nath alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party was adopting immoral ways to “destabilise my government” and vowed not to let it happen.
After the dramatic developments, MP Forest Minister Umang Singhar said, “We have resigned. Now it is up to the chief minister to take a call.”
The minister said they have requested the chief minister to reconstitute the cabinet. Nath had cut short his Delhi visit and rushed to Bhopal where he had called the urgent cabinet meeting around 10 pm after a faction led by senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who, along with at least 17 legislators, went incommunicado, sparking intense speculation about the fate of his government.
Many of these legislators, including ministers, had flown to Bengaluru earlier in the day.
Scindia, however, kept his cards close to his chest and there was no word from him on the developments.