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Madhya Pradesh MLAs not for sale, says Kamal Nath after Congress-JDS fall in Karnataka

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has asserted that the MLAs of the Congress party are not for sale. The statement by Kamal Nath comes a day after the fall of Congress-JDS government in Karnataka. Exuding confidence in his government, Kamal Nath said this government will complete a five-year term and that we will work with full might and strength.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: July 25, 2019 8:00 IST
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Madhya Pradesh MLAs not for sale, says Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava exchanged witnessed exchange of warnings on Wednesday, a day after the collapse of Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka. The Madhya Pradesh government would last full-term and complete five years, asserted Chief Minister Kamal Nath while addressing the House. 

The Congress lawmakers in Madhya Pradesh Assembly were "not for sale", said the chief minister. 

"This government will complete a five-year term. We will work with full might and strength. This government will ensure the development of Madhya Pradesh," said Kamal Nath.

The chief minister was interrupted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopal Bhargava, who said, that "if an order comes from number 1 and number 2, this government won't survive for even one day".

Meanwhile, the chief minister dared the Bharatiya Janata Party for a no-confidence motion in the Assembly.

The political bickering in the Assembly came a day after former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed that there were internal conflicts in the ruling Congress in the state. 

He also suggested that all was not well with regard to the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) to the Congress.

The remark from the BJP strongman came shortly after HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS government lost trust vote in Karnataka Assembly. Speaking to news agency ANI, Chouhan said that "Congress leaders themselves have been responsible for fall of their governments".

"We'll not cause the fall of govt here (Madhya Pradesh). Congress leaders themselves have been responsible for the fall of their governments. There is an internal conflict in Congress and support of BSP-SP, if something happens to that then we can't do anything," he said.

"BJP has done everything to cause problems to us but this is Kamal Nath's government. not Kumaraswamy's. They will have to take seven births to do horse-trading in this government," said Congress leader and state minister Jitu Patwari, as he hit back at the former chief minister. 

The Congress leadership has been up in arms against the BJP over the collapse of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka. They have alleged that the loss in trust vote was a result of horse-trading by the BJP.

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