Six Scindia Loyalist Ministers Sacked, ‘Elusive’ MLAs Fail to Turn up in Bhopal Amid High-Voltage Drama
After preserving everyone guessing once more area in Madhya Pradesh, 19 MLAs necessarily belonging to the Jyotriaditya Scindia camp did not return to Bhopal on Friday while Governor Lalji Tandon sacked six ministers on the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
The expelled ministers — Imarti Devi, Govind Singh Rajput, Pradyumn Singh Tomar, Tulsi Silawat, Prabhuram Chaudhary and Mahendra Singh Sisodia – are Scindia loyalists. The portfolios held by way of them have been re-allotted to senior ministers of the cabinet.
Earlier on Friday, it was once rumoured that the Congress MLAs holed up at a resort in Bengaluru would land at the Raja Bhoj Airport proper right here in a chartered plane.
BJP leaders and personnel arrived at the airport in two buses ostensibly meant to take the MLAs away with them. Heavy police force was once deployed at the airport.
Soon after, Congress leaders and personnel in huge numbers gathered at the airport and got into heated arguments with their BJP counterparts. With the scuffle heating up, the district control invoked Section 144 of CrPC at the airport and the BJP cadre was once careworn transparent of the scene.
Fresh police deployment moreover was once sent to airport.
A few Congress MLAs have been moreover spotted at Bengaluru airport.
However, for the reason that drama continued for hours at Raja Bhoj airport, it changed into out that the MLAs were not coming once more to Bhopal on Friday.
In between, Congress personnel armed with black balloons and flags gathered to protest the perspective of missing MLAs at quite a lot of places across the Madhya Pradesh capital.
Speaker NP Prajapati, who had served notices to six MLAs to supply themselves quicker than him to endorse their resignations, left the assembly after having a look forward to three hours.
“I waited for the MLAs for three hours and I could be meeting those whom I’ve offered appointment on Saturday,” he said. On being asked when he would meet the MLAs he had summoned on Friday, Prajapati said he would offer them a modern date.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leaders similar to Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar referred to as Tandon and discussed the political scenario throughout the state.