April 5, 2020 | 7:17 PM IST
madhya pradesh

MP to get 3 new districts; Nath-govt gives in-principal approval to pamper legislatures

While on one end Chief Minister Kamal Nath is trying to save its existence in Madhya Pradesh, on the other hand, it is wooing the legislatures by further dividing the state into more districts. The MP government on Wednesday gave its nod for in-principle approval to create three new districts in the state.
The new districts – Maihar, Chachauda, and Nagda - will be carved out of Satna, Guna and Ujjain districts taking the total from 52 districts to 55. Presently, BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi has a stronghold in Maihar, while Chachauda is represented by Congress legislator Laxman Singh and Nagda is represented by Dilip Singh Gurjar.

It may be noted that Former CM Digvijaya Singh’s younger brother, Laxman Singh, has been pushing for Chachauda being made a new district, while sources reveal that Tripathi has met CM Kamal Nath four times since the political convulsion that started early March.
Tripathi was the only BJP MLA who was missing when the Opposition paraded its members before the Governor Lalji Tandon earlier this week. Sources reveal that Tripathi has made it clear to the Congress that he would support the party during the floor test only if his demand is fulfilled.
The branching will also cater to the demands of Congress MLA from Nagod Dilip Singh Gurjar, who has been demanding a separate district for over a decade now.

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