MP floor test: SC issues notice to Speaker, postpones hearing till 1030 hrs tomorrow

17-03-2020

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh Speaker NP Prajapati on plea by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, seeking a floor test 'within 12 hours'.The matter will be taken up for hearing at 1030 hours on Wednesday, a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta said.The Speaker on Monday adjourned the House till March 26 in the wake of coronavirus scare.On Monday, Governor Lalji Tondon issued a fresh directive to the Kamal Nath government to hold a floor test in the Assembly today. Though BJP yesterday said that the Kamal Nath government has been reduced to minority post resignation by 22 MLAs, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, 'We are in majority, so no question of floor test. Those who claim that we do not have a majority should move a no confidence motion against my government.'