Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced his resignation ahead of a crucial floor test in the Assembly today.
Nath announced his resignation at a press conference called at his residence .
“All that has happened in Madhya Pradesh in the last two weeks is a new chapter in the weakening of democratic principles,” he said in the resignation letter given to governor Lalji Tandon.
Without naming Jyotiraditya Scindia, he blamed him for the fall of his government.
“Twenty two of our MLAs were lured and kept hostage in Bengaluru. The entire nation has seen this. Together with a ‘Maharaj’ and his loyalist MLAs, the BJP hatched this conspiracy. The public will never forgive them,” Nath said.
The floor test was called on the orders of the Supreme Court after resignations by 22 MLAs pulled the ruling Congress well below the halfway mark in the State Assembly.