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Madhya Pradesh Crisis: 17 Rebel Congress MLAs Put Kamal Nath Government On Edge

Sources say 17 Congress MLAs including six ministers supporting Mr Scindia were flown by a chartered plane to Bengaluru in BJP-ruled Karnataka.


Chief Minister Kamal Nath indicated that he is fighting back with plans for a cabinet rejig. After a cabinet meet late on Monday, 20 ministers resigned.

The 15-month-old Madhya Pradesh government plunged into crisis on Monday with the shock rebellion of Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and his faction.

The Congress is making all attempts to negotiate a compromise with Mr Scindia, once close to the Gandhis but a solution seems increasingly unlikely.

Senior Congress leaders say the speed and determination with which Mr Scindia acted signals that this may be more than just muscle-flexing, that he is going for broke. Reports suggest that the former MP is likely to join the BJP.

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