MP Political Crisis: Among the ongoing political upheaval in Madhya Pradesh, 22 MLAs already in Bengaluru have written to the Director-General of the Karnataka Police, asking that no Congress leader or member be allowed to meet them so that their lives and security are not threatened.
After this, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivkumar said that who are the BJP leaders giving protection. This is the work of the police. DGP has provided information about this.
If the police do not remove the BJP people from the Ramada Hotel, we will go there and remove them. We are going to Congress headquarters. There will be a discussion about it and will make a decision.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that Digvijay Singh is our Rajya Sabha candidate. He went there to meet the legislators but was reported as a security threat.
Even after 500 police personnel were placed there, did they become a threat?
MP Political Crisis: MLAs reported Congress as a threat
This shows that the MLAs are being held hostage, and the BJP is trying to topple the government. Let us know that after reaching Digvijay Singh Bangalore this morning, he reached Ramada Hotel to meet the MLAs.
After not getting permission to meet them, he sat on the dharna. He was then taken into custody. He was later released as well.
MP Political Crisis: Hearing in the Supreme Court on the petition demanding the floor test
During the hearing in the Supreme Court on the petition demanding the floor test, advocate Dushyant Dave on behalf of the Congress MLAs said that the MLAs should contest again.
After hearing this, Justice Hemant Gupta said that this is what he wants to do. They are giving up their membership, and after that, they can contest elections.
Dave then said that the sky is not falling, that the Congress government should run immediately, and that the government of Shivraj Singh Chauhan should be imposed on the people.
Congress delegation will meet Governor: MP Political Crisis
Earlier during the hearing, advocate Dushyant Dave on behalf of Congress MLAs said that today we are in a peculiar situation. The people of Madhya Pradesh reposed trust in the Congress.
The government was working well for 18 months. This petition has been filed by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. At the same time, the congressional delegation is going to meet Governor Lalji Tandon.
BJP jeopardizing democratic principles- Dushyant Dave
Dushyant Dave also told the court that the BJP was using the force to endanger democratic principles. Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan have filed this petition. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that if needed, he too can go to Bangalore to meet the MLAs.
The hearing was also held on Tuesday.
It is noteworthy that on Tuesday, on the petition of Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the court, while hearing the petition issued notices to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati.
A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hemant Gupta issued a warning to the Chief Minister, Speaker, Principal Secretary to the Legislative Assembly, Madhya Pradesh, and the Governor.
Petition of the brother of Congress MLA Manoj Chaudhary dismissed
The Supreme Court has earlier given a big blow to the party by rejecting the petition of brother of Congress MLA Manoj Chaudhary. The petition demanded the release of the MLA.
The petitioner reportedly claims that his brother and other MLAs have been forcibly held hostage by the BJP and the Karnataka Police.
Digvijay Singh reached the commissioner's office.
At the same time, Digvijay Singh and other leaders who reached Bangalore this morning have been released from precautionary custody. After this, he has reached the commissioner's office.
He is also accompanied by Karnataka Congress President DK Shivkumar and Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma. Earlier, Digvijay said, 'I don't know where I am being taken.
I should be allowed to meet my MLAs. I am a law-abiding citizen. The government will also save and bring back the legislators as well.
Digvijay sat on a dharna after reaching Bengaluru.
After reaching Bangalore, Digvijay Singh sat on a dharna near the Ramada Hotel. There are 21 Congress MLAs in this hotel. The police then took them into custody as a precautionary measure and were taken to the Amritahalli police station in Bengaluru.
Digvijay sat on a hunger strike at the police station. Regarding this, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya taunted Digvijay and tweeted, 'Nautanki in Bengaluru !!! It is our good fortune that he is in honorable politics. If he were in Bollywood, he would have beaten Amitabh Bachchan too!
MLA telephoned Digvijay- DK Shivkumar
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivkumar said that Digvijay Singh has come to meet the party MLAs. A legislator contacted him via telephone and requested to be removed from here.
The police have no right to stop them. He wants to ask higher officials because these people are acting on the instructions of the CM.
Sachin Yadav and Kantilal Bhuria are also in custody
Digvijay is also present with DK Shivkumar, Sajjan Singh Verma, and Kantilal Bhuria. Congress leaders Sachin Yadav and Kantilal Bhuria were also taken into preventive custody. Digvijay said, 'We were expecting his return.
Messages came from their families… I Talked to 5 MLAs; they said that they had been held captive. His phone has been taken away. Police are stationed in front of every room. They are being monitored day and night.
BJP government is misusing power in the state- DK Shivkumar
DK Shivakumar said, 'BJP government in the state is misusing power. We have our political strategy; we know how to handle the situation. He is not alone here. Here i am. I know how to support them. But I do not want to worsen the law and order situation in Karnataka.
Legislators' phones have been snatched - Digvijay
DK Shivakumar arrived to pick up Digvijay from the airport upon reaching Bangalore. Digvijay said, 'I am a Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh, elections are due on March 26.
My legislators are placed here; they want to talk to me. Their phones have been taken away. The police are not allowing me to speak to them as a threat to the security of the MLAs
Governor Lalji Tandon wrote a letter to NP Prajapati
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon sent a letter to Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati on Wednesday morning. In this, he praised the decision to take a 'fair and courageous' decision in accepting the resignation of the six ministers.
Significantly, after former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress, 22 MLAs of the ruling party also submitted their resignations. After this, the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government came into crisis. The speaker has accepted the resignation of six of these MLAs.
The floor test did not happen in assembly on Tuesday
The floor test did not take place in the assembly on Tuesday, even after the second time instruction of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon. Tandon had earlier directed floor tests on March 16, soon after his address on the first day of the budget session of the assembly, but this did not happen.
On the same day in the evening, he directed a majority test on Tuesday. Even after this, the floor test was not done. Chief Minister Kamal Nath wrote a letter to the Governor on Tuesday that it was not under his jurisdiction to conduct floor tests. This is the work of the speaker.