The debate over fate of Congress Government in Madhya Pradesh further intensified on Tuesday as Chief Minister Kamal Nath claimed the BJP was trying to lure the Congress MLAs.
Nath’s statement came in the wake of Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargav’s letter written to Governor Anandiben Patel in which the senior leader had asked for an early special session of the Assembly.
We want to discuss issues of critical importance in the special session and we would also see whether this Government has the capacity to sustain itself, Bhargav had written in his letter.
Meanwhile, Nath claimed all the MLAs were in touch with each other and they had full faith on him.
Pradyumn Singh Tomar, Cabinet Minister in Chief Minister Kamal Nath Govt early on Tuesday had come up with an allegation that the BJP was alluring his MLAs by offering upto Rs 50 crore.
The Minister however affirmed none of his colleagues was up for sale.
The Minister hit back at the BJP claiming several of its senior leaders are apprehensive of getting caught in Vyapam, e-tendering scam and others so the opposition party was planning to bring down the Congress government.
Tomar’s Cabinet colleague and the Public Relations Minister PC Sharma made another revelation claiming as many as 25 BJP MLAs were in touch with the Congress party and could switch over once the BJP fails to return to power in New Delhi after May 23.
On the accusations that the BJP was offering upto Rs 50 crore to the Congress MLAs to switch over, Sharma claimed the Opposition party should not consider their MLAs weak.
“They won’t fall for money, they have their own self-respect,” he claimed.
Among others, BJP state chief Rakesh Singh on Monday had claimed that their (Congress) Government would not last long and would come down on its owndue to internal discord.
Ever since the Congress came to power with support of allies, the BJP has been casting aspersions on the stability of the government saying the ruling party was riddled by internal fight.