BJP writes to Governor for special session, wants Congress in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has written to the Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel demanding a special assembly session on the grounds that the Congress government has lost the majority in the Assembly. 

The move came a day after Lok Sabha exit polls predicted a huge win for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.

Leader of Opposition in Assembly Gopal Bhargava said his party will ask Governor Anandiben Patel to convene state assembly’s special session to discuss important issues and test the Congress governments strength.

Political tension rose in Madhya Pradesh last month after Lokendra Singh Rajput, a candidate of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party quit and joined the Congress.

In the assembly polls conducted last year, the Congress won 114 of the state’s 230 seats, where majority mark is at 116. They are supported by Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP)s two MLAs, one Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA and four Independents. The BJP has 109 seats.