Madhya Pradesh Assembly speaker NP Prajapati says he has accepted the resignation of 16 rebel Congress MLAs who have been camping in Bengaluru. Prajapati’s surprise move, hours before Kamal Nath-led Congress is to face the floor test on the Supreme Court’s orders, reduces the strength of the assembly to 206. The development reduces the majority mark of the assembly to 104, raising questions about the survival of the Kamal Nath government. The BJP, the lead opposition party in the state, has 107 MLAs as compared to 92 of the Congress, 4 independents, 2 of BSP and 1 SP lawmaker. The speaker had already accepted the resignation of six rebel MLAs who were ministers in the Congress government and were considered loyal to former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.