Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath resigns as CM ahead of trust vote

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday resigned from his post, hours ahead of a Supreme Court-ordered trust vote, thereby paving way for the opposition BJP to stake claim.

Nath submitted his resignation to Governor Lalji Tandon.

Addressing the media, Nath said “today the BJP has murdered democracy”.

BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted “Satyameva Jayate”.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, called Kamal Nath’s resignation “victory of people of Madhya Pradesh.”

On March 11, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined BJP, ending his 18-year association with Congress. At least 22 MLAs of Congress resigned after Scindia’s exit.

The Top Court on Thursday ordered the Kamal Nath government to face a floor test today at 5pm.