Bhopal, Dec 12: The Congress is all set to form the government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.
Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath along with senior party leaders Jyotiaditya Scindia and other met Governor Anandiben Patel to stake claim to form the government.
Party leader Narendra Saluja, told media “We have met Governor and staked claim to form Govt, we have the support of 121 MLAs, the situation is clear”.
The development took place after the resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who conceded defeat.
After submitting his resignation to the Governor, Chouhan said: “I have tendered my resignation to the Governor. The responsibility of defeat is totally mine.”
The Congress fell two short of the halfway mark when it secured 114 seats as the battle went to the wire on Tuesday, with the BJP wining 109 seats in the 230-member Assembly.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party, which contested on their own bagged two and one seats, respectively in the final tally in Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Shobha Oza told reporters that the party has the support of 121 MLAs, including two BSP, one SP and four Independent MLAs.