"After the ticket distribution, a BSP candidate joined the Congress. Possibly, Mayawati ji can take this seriously or something happens within (the Congress). I am telling you the truth, if we wanted, we would not have allowed (Congress) to form the government," he said.
During the Lok Sabha elections, the BSP's Guna candidate Lokendra Singh had opted out of the race and joined the Congress extending support to Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Later, in a tweet, BSP supremo Mayawati threatened to withdraw support to the Kamal Nath government.
In the 2018 Assembly polls, the Congress had emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats, two short of the simple majority mark of 116 seats, in the 230-member Assembly.
The Congress then formed the government in the state with the support of two BSP, one SP and four Independent MLAs.
The BJP, in power since 2003, had got 109 seats.