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Minister in Kamal Nath govt offers support to new dispensation

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

An Independent MLA who was a

minister in the Kamal Nath government, which fell on Friday, said he would extend support to the new dispensation in Madhya Pradesh to ensure the development of his constituency.

Nath submitted his resignation ahead of a floor test in the Assembly after his government was reduced to a minority following the quitting of 22 MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia who crossed over to the BJP.

Speaking to reporters, Waraseoni MLA and mining minister in the Kamal Nath government Pradeep Jaiswal said,"Today is the last day of the (Nath) government. I was elected thrice on a Congress ticket but didn't get a party ticket for the fourth time. I was not given a ticket by the Congress but people collected funds to get me elected."

"I had earlier said I will support as long as there is a Kamal Nath government in the state...I don't have any option now. I will extend support to the new government to ensure development of my constituency," Jaiswal said.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 17:20 IST