BH CORRESPONDENT, Bhopal: Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Union Minister and four-time parliamentarian, resigned from Congress on Tuesday morning. The resignation came after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at the PM’s residence in Delhi.
What’s more, at least 22 Congress MLAs have sent in their resignations to the governor of Madhya Pradesh. Sources say that Scindia is likely to join BJP soon. He is likely to get a Rajya Sabha ticket and a berth in the Narendra Modi Cabinet.
In his resignation letter, dated March 9, 2020, which is addressed to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Scindia has written, “This is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year. While my aim and purpose remain the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party.”
However, in the letter Scindia has thanked Gandhi and all Congress leaders for providing him with a platform to have served the nation.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) March 10, 2020
Soon after, the Congress party has expelled Madhya Pradesh leader Scindia for “anti-party activities”, senior party leader KC Venugopal said in a statement today. The move was announced minutes after the four-time parliamentarian sent his letter of resignation to Sonia Gandhi on Twitter.
“Congress President has approved the expulsion of Sh. Jyotiraditya Scindia from the Indian National Congress with immediate effect for anti-party activities,” the Congress general secretary said in a statement.
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— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) March 10, 2020
The 15-month-old Kamal Nath government in on the brink of collapse as 17 Congress MLAs loyal to Scindia took a chartered flight to Bengaluru. To save Kamal Nath’s toppling government, 16 ministers of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh tendered resignation on Monday night and requested the chief minister to reconstitute the cabinet.