Bhopal: Sixteen Congress MLAs, supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday told the media in Bengaluru that they were ill-treated and ignored in their own government. Six sacked ministers of Kamal Nath government also with these upset MLAs flayed the Kamal Nath government alleging that Nath limited himself to Chhindwara and did nothing for their constituencies.
These leaders sought CRPF protection for returning to MP saying if Jyotiraditya Scindia could be attacked so they have every reason to fear for themselves.
Meanwhile Kamal Nath ministers soon rebuffed these allegations asking the MLAs to return to MP and speak freely. Public Relations minister PC Sharma speaking to the media at PCC produced videos of sacked ministers including Govind Singh Rajput, Imarti Devi and Tulsi Silawat in which they were heaping praises on CM Kamal Nath days ago and questioned what transpired in ten days so they started flaying him.
Sharma explained himself claiming they were coerced into saying these things and once they are free and return home, they would again start speaking in the same tone.
Meanwhile, the letter war continued between Kamal Nath and Govenror Lalji Tandon as the former shot off another letter to Tandon claiming that in his 40 years of parliamentary career, he never violated constitutional limitations. Tandon in a letter written to Nath on Monday had accused him of ignoring his instructions of holding floor test and instead presented baseless pleas and reasons.
Besides, in the letter written by Nath regretted if anything offended the Governor and claimed that 16 MLAs kept at Begaluru should be set free. “If no floor test is done on March 17, this notion seems unconstitutional,” Nath replied to Guv’s threat in his earlier letter.
This followed up a letter sent to Tandon by the assembly speaker NP Prajapati in which the latter has expressed concern over safety of missing MLAs. He urged the Governor to ensure that these MLAs are brought back. He claimed family members of several of these MLAs have expressed concern over their safety.