A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA on Monday claimed that she was offered a ministerial berth and crores of rupees by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in exchange for withdrawing support from the Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh.
"Yes, they (BJP) keep calling and saying I will also get what is being offered to others. They told me that I will get a ministerial birth and Rs. 50-60 crore. It is false speculation that legislators are breaking away," ANI quoted BSP MLA Ramabai as saying.
She affirmed that the Congress government is neither in trouble nor at the verge of tumbling.
Meanwhile, after the crushing defeat of the Congress in the Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has worked out a plan to combat the BJP according to which every state minister will handle complaints and issues of five MLAs each to counter any dissatisfaction among the legislators, party sources said, reported IANS.
Nath had called a meeting of all MLAs on Sunday night where he advised them to stay united and told ministers to speedily resolve all issues.
The Chief Minister will personally be in touch with all independents and SP and BSP MLAs, sources said. The move is aimed at curbing dissidence and providing an advance warning to the government in case of any political threats, the news agency further reported.