Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis: Supreme Court Orders Floor Test By 5 P.M. Tomorrow
Cameras lined up outside the Supreme Court of India. (Source: PTI)

Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis: Supreme Court Orders Floor Test By 5 P.M. Tomorrow

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The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati to convene a special session tomorrow for conducting the floor test which must conclude by 5 p.m.

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud also ordered video recording and possible live streaming of the Assembly proceedings when the Kamal Nath led Congress government would undertake the floor test.

The bench, also comprising Justice Hemant Gupta, directed the police chiefs of Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to provide security to the 16 rebel Congress lawmakers if they choose to appear in Assembly for the trust vote.

The bench also ordered that the Assembly will have a single point agenda of the floor test and no hindrance is to be created for anyone.

It asked the state Assembly Secretary to ensure that there is no breach of law and order.

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