Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel Calls on the Congress Party
Governor Anandiben Patel has called on the Congress after it emerged as the single-largest party in the state.
Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel has reportedly called on the Congress party on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The Congress had written to Patel and staked claim to form government at 10.30 pm on Tuesday. However, since the results weren’t declared on all seats, the governor had not responded to the party’s claim.
Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay Singh and Kamal Tankha will meet the governor at 12 pm on Wednesday, reported ABP News.
The Congress, which was locked in a tantalising see-saw battle with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, has emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats after the vote count ended on Wednesday morning, according to the State Election Commission Office.
The party is, however, two short of the simple majority mark, 116 seats, in the 230-member Assembly. The BJP was close behind with 109 seats.
Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has said that her party will extend support to the Congress to form government in Madhya Pradesh and keep the BJP out of power. The BSP has won two seats in the state.
“We don’t agree with the ideology of the Congress. But we will support it to keep the BJP out of power,” she had said.
(With PTI inputs)