Bhopal, May 20: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday wrote a letter to Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel claiming that the Congress government, led by Chief Minister Kamal Nath, has lost majority in the House. The BJP asked Governor Anandiben Patel to call for a special session of Assembly, saying that the Congress government is in minority.
"We are sending a letter to the Governor requesting an assembly session as there are a lot of issues... It (the Madhya Pradesh government) will fall on its own. I don't believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon," Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Mayawati Likens Congress to BJP, Slams Kamal Nath Government For Invoking NSA Against Cow -Slaughter Accused.
The Congress party had wrested power from the BJP after Assembly polls held last year. In the 230-member House, the Congress party has 114 legislators. They have a wafer-thin majority in the House with support of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party.
The BJP demand for a special Assembly session comes a day after exit polls predicted a thumping victory for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. An aggregate of exit polls has also predicted that the BJP will bag 24 of the 29 Lok Sabha sets in Madhya Pradesh.