What do you mean by floor test?
A floor test is a constitutional mechanism. It is used to determine if the incumbent government enjoys the support of the legislature.
The same thing was happening between BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh.
BJP submitted a memorandum to governor Lalji Tandon on Saturday on which they are demanding a floor test, by the division of votes and not voice vote, before the budget session begins Monday. After the meeting with governor Lalji Tandon, a senior BJP leader, gives a statement.
“We have submitted a memorandum to the governor. Twenty-two MLAs have resigned. They have confirmed their resignations by issuing videos. Now, the Kamalnaath government is in the minority and does not have the constitutional right to continue. We have said there is no meaning to the governor’s address, no meaning of the budget session. So, before the budget session, there should be a floor test.”
But, MP CM Kamalnath has said
“There is no need for a floor vote as he enjoys a majority in the assembly after governor Lalji Tandon on Monday issued a fresh deadline for a floor test “
Tandon said, “he will consider CM Kamalnath’s government to be in a minority if he failed to seek a trust vote by Tuesday.”
And also, the new deadline came after few hours when speaker NP Prajapati abruptly adjourned the assembly on Monday for the next 10 days due to the concern over the current scenario of COVID-19 in MP.
Due to this reason, the Congress party gets a chance to prove themselves in the majority. Still, they are not able to do because they are facing a profound crisis following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs after former union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party on Tuesday.