Supreme Court upholds MP Governor’s decision asking Nath government to hold floor test


The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon’s decision asking the then Kamal Nath-led Congress government to show majority, saying the governor has the ability to name for a floor test.

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon’s decision asking the then Kamal Nath-led Congress government to show majority, saying the governor has the ability to name for a floor test.

The prime courtroom, which had on March 19 requested Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati to reconvene a particular session the subsequent day with a sole agenda of conducting the floor test, gave an in depth order on Monday.

Following the apex courtroom order, senior Congress chief Kamal Nath had resigned on March 20, after 15 months of taking on as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, which paved the best way for the formation of the BJP government within the state led by Shivraj Singh Chauhan.

On Monday, a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta, in its detailed verdict rejected the submission of the then Kamal Nath government that governor at finest can name a session of meeting however can not direct for holding floor test within the operating home.

The prime courtroom relied on its landmark nine-judge SR Bomai verdict of 1994 and mentioned that governor was proper in calling for holding of belief vote.

It mentioned that there isn’t any obstacle to a governor asking a chief minister to hold a floor test if he’s of prima facie view that the government has misplaced majority.

On March 19, the highest courtroom had noticed that the “state of uncertainty must be effectively resolved by issuing a direction for convening a floor test”.

It had directed that there shall be “single agenda” earlier than the meeting whether or not the Congress government continues to benefit from the confidence of the House and the voting shall happen by “show of hand”.

The prime courtroom had issued as many as eight interim instructions after the conclusion of two-day listening to on cross pleas of senior BJP chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan and of MP Congress social gathering and mentioned that detailed judgement will likely be given later.

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