BJP’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday revealed that prime minister Narendra Modi played an important role in the fall of Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh in March this year. Addressing a public rally in Indore, Vijayvargiya made the statement saying he was revealing it for the first time in public that it was PM Narendra Modi who played a pivotal role in the fall of the Congress government and not Dharmendra Pradhan.
Earlier in June, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had reportedly told BJP workers that the central leadership of the party was behind the fall of Congress government. The MP government fell after Jyotiraditya Scindia joined hands with the BJP and took 22 MLAs with him. Kamal Nath government failed to prove majority in the floor test, throwing them out of power in the state. Following his resignation, Kamal Nath blamed BJP of plotting to overthrow him. He said the saffron party was engineering the move right from the time he took oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in 2018.
Following Vijayvargiya’s claims, Congress was quick to hit back at the BJP. Party spokesperson Narendra Saluja took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said it was now crystal clear that prime minister Narendra Modi was responsible for pulling down constitutionally-elected governments in an unconstitutional manner. He added that the grand old party has been saying it right from the beginning that BJP orchestrated the fall of the Madhya Pradesh government, but the saffron party blamed internal tussle in the Congress. He said Vijayvargiya’s statement now makes it clear who was behind the fall of government in Madhya Pradesh.