Posted on March 17, 2020, 1:36 PM IST
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Kamal Nath government by Wednesday on the plea of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking a direction to conduct an immediate floor test on the floor of the assembly. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said it will issue the notice to the state government and others, including the secretary of the legislative assembly, for tomorrow at 10.30am.
Chouhan and nine other BJP lawmakers, including the leader of opposition in the state assembly, moved the Supreme Court yesterday just after Speaker NP Prajapati cited coronavirus concerns and adjourned the house till March 26 without taking the floor test, apparently defying the directions of Governor Lalji Tandon.
The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing of petition filed by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and other BJP MLAs to hold immediate floor test in Madhya Pradesh State Assembly, for tomorrow. The BJP had moved to the apex court yesterday seeking an urgent floor test to prove majority in order to form a stable government in the state.