Minutes before proving the majority to form a ruling party in the floor test ordered by Supreme Court Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigned from his post as he hands over his resignation letter to Governor Lalji Tandon.
A meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) was called at the Chief Minister’s residence in Bhopal ahead of the special session of Madhya assembly scheduled to start at 2 pm.
The Congress leader, who was reading from a paper, said his MLAs were held hostage in Bengaluru.
“The truth will come out. People will not forgive them,” said Kamal Nath, attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who he has accused of engineering the crisis in the state.
“I proved my majority several times in the past 15 months. BJP ruled for 15 years whereas I got just 15 months. BJP conspired with a leader and 22 MLAs and they took the MLAs to Bengaluru,” said the Congress leader.
He said that “BJP has betrayed the trust of people in Madhya Pradesh”.