Madhya Pradesh: 2 BJP MLAs vote in favour of Congress government; Kamal Nath invites them for dinner

Hours after two of BJP MLAs voted in favour of the Congress government during voting on a bill in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, they have been taken to an undisclosed location by the Congress. The two will attend a dinner with CM Kamal Nath tonight, news agency ANI reported. In a major blow to Bharatiya Janata Party, two of its MLAs Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kol on Wednesday voted in favour of the Congress government during voting on the Criminal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Assembly. Both Tripathi and Kol were in Congress party before they switched sides and joined BJP. The BJP MLAs said this was their ghar wapsi (homecoming). Bhopal: The two BJP MLAs, Narayan Tripathi Sharad Kaul, who voted in favour of Kamal Nath Govt during voting on criminal law(amendment) in Madhya Pradesh assembly today, have been sent to an undisclosed location by Congress. They will attend a dinner with CM Kamal Nath tonight.\/1J30yv0zJF Read | BJPs open threat to Kamal Nath: Your govt will fall in 24 hours if top leadership permits, says Gopal Bhargava They supported the Kamal Nath government, which enjoys a slender majority in the House, as they wanted to develop their respective Assembly constituency. The Congress-led coalition in Madhya Pradesh has 121 seats in the 231-member House, just six more than the magic number of 115. The BJP had narrowly lost power in the state during the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly polls. The saffron party has 108 MLAs. Reacting to the voting, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, The BJP says daily that we are a minority government and one which could fall any day. However, during voting in the Assembly on criminal law amendment bill, two BJP MLAs voted in favour of our government. Meanwhile, the MP Chief Minister has ordered a fresh probe into the 2013 Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or Vyapam scam after former CM Digvijaya Singh wrote to him asking him to bring to book the key conspirators in the scam.