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Political crisis in MP: How the numbers stack up

Mar 10, 2020 22:38 IST

The Congress came to power in Madhya Pradesh in December 2018 with 114 seats in the 230-seat assembly. The strength of the house has since then been reduced to 228 after 2 members died. The Congress formed the government with the support of 121 MLAs, which included four independent candidates, 2 BSP and 1 SP candidate. But the writing is now on the wall for the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, which is now battling for survival. With 20 Cong MLAs resigning from the assembly, the effective house strength now comes down to 208 seats, with 105 as the halfway mark. The BJP with 107 MLAs can comfortably stake claim to form govt. The Congress will need 2 more MLAs to reach the majority mark of 105. Kamal Nath govt will have to prove its majority in the Madhya Pradesh assembly with a floor test.