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    • These MLAs are likely to move to Imphal on March 21. BJP led government will take to floor test on March 22.

      BJP’s Uttarakhand unit has four former chief ministers — BC Khanduri, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Vijay Bahguna.

      The voting was conducted through voice vote and all the MLAs present voted in favour of the new government. These included 107 BJP MLAs, four independents, two BSP MLAs and one SP MLA. There were 114 votes in the favour of the government while the Congress decided to remain absent. The BSP and SP MLAs voted for the BJP government despite being asked by their parties to vote against the government.

      Popularly known among his followers as 'Mamaji', Chouhan was sworn in chief minister of Madhya Pradesh thrice earlier - in 2005, after Uma Bharti stepped down over a riots case, and for later two full terms in 2008 and 2013.

      On Saturday, 21 out of 22 former Congress MLAs joined the BJP in Delhi in presence of BJP president JP Nadda, Scindia and other leaders. One former MLA, Suresh Dhakad, could not attend as his daughter had committed suicide three days earlier. He is expected to join the BJP in the coming days.

      BJP legislators in Madhya Pradesh celebrated the fall of the Kamal Nath government on Friday with sweets and bursting of firecrackers at the party headquarters here, but cancelled a dinner party at Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s residence due to Covid-19 restrictions.

      The floor test is scheduled at 2 pm in the day and CM Nath has called a media conference at 12 noon, sparking speculation on whether he would call it quits without facing the House.

      BJP sources told ET that the 16 Congress MLAs holed up in a resort under police protection in BJP-ruled Karnataka were unlikely to attend Friday’s session. The MLAs had resigned but their resignation letters have not been processed.

      “Uncertainty in the state of Madhya Pradesh must be effectively resolved by issuing a direction for convening a floor test,” said a bench, comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta. The House will convene on Friday and will only have the agenda of holding a floor test to ascertain if the Nath government had the confidence of the House.

      Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah took a dig at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and said "if you are continuing... happy Mr Yediyurappa, what trouble will I have, but we don't have guarantee that you will continue or not, because lot of things are happening within your party, we will not get involved into those things or do anything."

      BJP MLAs today staged a walkout from the state Assembly after they were not allowed to discuss an alleged attack by two Assam Congress leaders on police personnel.

      “The latest judgement asked a Speaker (in Karnataka) to decide quickly (on resignations). Tell us when you will decide,” a bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud asked Speaker NP Prajapati’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

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