Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan on taking oath as Madhya Pradesh CM. The PM highlighted the vast experience of Chouhan as an administrator and observed that he was passionate about the development of MP. He extended his wishes to Chouhan for propelling MP to new heights. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah contended that the Modi-Chouhan combination would deliver an honest, development-oriented and pro-social welfare government.
Congratulations to Shri @ChouhanShivraj Ji on taking oath as CM of Madhya Pradesh. He is an able and experienced administrator who is extremely passionate about MP’s development.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 23, 2020
Best wishes to him for taking the state to new heights of progress.
मध्य प्रदेश के जनप्रिय नेता श्री @ChouhanShivraj जी को चौथी बार प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ लेने पर बधाई।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 23, 2020
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @NarendraModi जी और शिवराज जी की जोड़ी पुनः मध्यप्रदेश को एक ईमानदार, विकासोन्मुख और कल्याणकारी शासन देकर देश में सबसे अग्रणी राज्य बनायेगी।
The political crisis in MP was sparked off by Scindia's sudden resignation from the Congress party on March 10. This was followed by 22 Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs putting in their papers and departing for Bengaluru. On March 14, a BJP delegation met Lalji Tandon and sought the Assembly session to be convened before March 16 so that a floor test could be held. This was followed by the MP CM seeking Union Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention alleging that the Congress MLAs were held captive in Bengaluru.
Finally, the Governor directed the Speaker to conduct a floor test on March 16, the first day of the budget session. However, the Speaker adjourned the Assembly till March 26 in view of the novel coronavirus crisis without conducting the floor test. Ruling on a plea of BJP leaders seeking an immediate floor test, a two-judge SC bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta observed that the MP Assembly session should be reconvened on March 20 for the sole purpose of holding a floor test by show of hands.
Most importantly, the rebel MLAs were not compelled to attend the session. As the resignation of all rebel MLAs was accepted by the Speaker, the Congress government was reduced to a minority. Subsequently, Kamal Nath stepped down as the CM. On March 21, the rebel Congress ex-MLAs joined BJP in the national capital in the presence of party president JP Nadda and Scindia.