Days after the BJP demanded floor test in the state of Madhya Pradesh, its Chief Minister Kamal Nath has alleged that his MLA's are being offered money and posts. Apart from alleging horse trading, sources also said that BJP candidates were arrested in the state and were only released when the court granted them bail.
Speaking to media, he said:
"At least 10 MLAs have told me now that they are getting phone calls where they are being offered money & posts. They (BJP) have been trying this since day 1, have proved the majority at least 4 times in the last 5 months. They want to do it again, we have no problem. They'll try their best to disturb the present govt to save themselves from getting exposed. Govt is ready for the floor test," MP CM Kamal Nath said.
One day after the exit polls were declared, the BJP in the state under the leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava challenged a floor test to the Kamal Nath government that has 114 seats over the Opposition's (BJP) 109 seats.
On Sunday, both CVoter and Jan ki Baat in their exit polls had predicted that the NDA will win 22-24 seats while the UPA is projected to win only 5 seats in Madhya Pradesh. In terms of vote share, CVoter has predicted that the NDA will be the frontrunner garnering 55.7% of the votes, while the UPA is projected to garner only 35.2% of the votes and 'others' comprise for 8% of the vote share.
Meanwhile, on April 30, when various BJP leaders were protesting in Chindwara against the alleged arrest of a BJP worker, cases were registered against them by the Kamal nath led Madhya Pradesh government.
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