In a shocking twist, a day after the release of favourable exit polls in Madhya Pradesh, BJP on Monday has reportedly demanded a floor test in the state.
As per reports, the Kamal Nath government which holds a thin majority of 114 seats over the Opposition's (BJP) 109 seats in the Madhya Pradesh state assembly, has reportedly been challenged to a floor test by the leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava.
Bhargava has reportedly called for the floor test after exit polls had predicted that peoples' votes have turned towards the BJP. He has allegedly written a letter to the governor Anandiben Patel regarding the same.
As per reports, Bhargava claims in the letter, that the current state government is unstable, hence a floor test should be caled for in the Vidhan Sabha. He has also alleged that the Kamal Nath government can fall at any time.
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Reacting to the reports of a floor test, Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister of Higher Education, Sports, and Youth Affairs Jitu Patwari has tweeted that inspite of multiple floor tests, Bhargava cannot escape from the various counts of corruptions done by him. He added that CM Kamal Nath's thinking starts, where BJP's thoughts stop.
According to Republic double exit polls released on Sunday, both our pollsters CVoter and Jan ki Baat have predicted that the NDA will win 22-24 seats while the UPA is projected to win only 5 seats.
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.
In 2018, the BJP failed to garner enough seats in the state Assembly elections, winning 109 seats compared to Congress winning 114 seats thus forming the government. The others comprise of BSP (2 seats), SP (1 seat), others (3 seats). The election had led to a hung assembly with Congress emerging as the largest party.
In 2014 during the Modi wave, the BJP had recorded its best performance ever in the state, winning 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats with a vote-share of 54%. The predictions from both CVoter and Jan Ki Baat show that NDA will win a huge number of seats but will not achieve the kind of victory it did in 2014 in this general assembly polls.