BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday termed Chief Minister Kamal Nath's resignation as people's victory in Madhya Pradesh.
The former Congress MP, whose exit from that party led to the fall of the Kamal Nath government, said he has always believed that politics should be a medium of serving people.
"People have won today in Madhya Pradesh. I have always believed that politics should be the medium of public service," Scindia tweeted.
"However, the (Kamal Nath-led) government had digressed from that path. Truth has prevailed," Scindia added.
Nath submitted his resignation to state governor Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhawan here on Friday.
"Nath submitted his resignation to the governor," a Raj Bhawan official said.
His move came a day after the Supreme Court directed that a floor test be conducted in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Friday to prove that the Congress government led by him enjoys majority in the House following the resignation of 22 MLAs of his party.
These MLAs had resigned in support of former union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who quit the Congress to join the BJP earlier this month.
While addressing the press conference, Kamal Nath stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party had tried to "destabilise" his government and added that his government "tried best to give a new direction to the state in a span of 15 months". He also accused the BJP of holding Congress' MLAs captive in Karnataka in order to topple the government in the state.
"Over the last 15 months, I have worked for the progress of Madhya Pradesh. BJP got 15 years but I only got 15 months, but during this time people of Madhya Pradesh know the conspiracy that BJP has indulged in. From day one, BJP began plotting. The party also held our MLAs captive in Karnataka. 22 of our MLAs were held captive in Bengaluru. This was politics spending crores of rupees," he said.
"We delivered on our 400 promises in 15 months, BJP did not like it. It could not stomach our achievements. We also acted against the mafia, it could not thrive."
"People will not forgive those who went against their wish."
(With agency inputs)