After the exit polls predicted a bounce back for the NDA in Madhya Pradesh after the Assembly election setback, the BJP on Monday wrote to Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel requesting for a special assembly session claiming that the Congress government is in minority.
Leader of the Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava said he was writing a letter to the Governor to call a special session of the Assembly because people had lost confidence in the Kamal Nath government.
“It (MP Government) will fall on its own, I don’t believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Gopal Bhargava said the exit polls had got it right in 2014 and that there would be an encore on May 23. “The Congress will get just 2-3 seat in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP will get a majority and the Modi government will be formed,” he said.
“Voters made up their mind to take revenge for the BJP’s defeat in the Assembly elections and voted for it in large numbers,” he said and added that the exit polls had proved that people’s faith in Prime Minister Modi was intact.
The exit polls have predicted a sweep for the BJP-led NDA government in the Lok Sabha polls.
In Madhya Pradesh, the NDA is projected to return after the Assembly poll setback, say both Jan Ki Baat and the IANS-CVoter. They have projected 24 and 21-24 seats for the NDA. For the UPA, the CVoter has predicted 21-24 seats, and Jan Ki Baat 5-8 seats.
However, Chief Minister Kamal Nath countered Bhargava tweeting: “Congress seats will increase and realities of the BJP’s slogans and jumlas will be laid bare (on May 23).”
The Congress has 114 and the BJP 109 MLAs in the state Assembly. The Congress government which fell short by two seats of halfway mark in the 230-seat assembly is supported by the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party.