Chief Minister-designate Shivraj Singh Chouhan with former leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava before the swearing-in in Bhopal on March 23, 2020.
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In the 230-member Assembly, the BJP has 107 legislators. The Congress’ strength reduced to 92 following the resignation of its 22 MLAs.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath on Monday night, proved the majority in the floor of Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with Congress boycotting the trust vote.
All 107 MLAs of BJP voted in favour of Mr. Chouhan. Two BSP and two independent MLAs and the lone SP MLA, who had previously backed the Kamal Nath government, voted in favour of the BJP government. The House was adjourned till March 27.
The Assembly secretariat on Monday night said the special Assembly session will conclude on March 27.
The new BJP regime will also present vote on account for the financial year 2020-21 on March 27.
Mr. Chouhan, 61, was sworn in as chief minister for a record fourth term by Governor Lalji Tandon in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhawan on Monday night.
Earlier, Kamal Nath had to resign as chief minister of the state last week after his government lost majority following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.
In the 230-member Assembly, the BJP has 107 legislators. The Congress’ strength reduced to 92 following the resignation of its 22 MLAs. At present, 24 seats in the Assembly are lying vacant, reducing the size of the House to 206.
(With inputs from PTI)