AGENCIES, New Delhi: Things are moving fast with Jyotiraditya Scindia who after resigning from Congress earlier in the week joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of party president J.P. Nadda in New Delhi. On Wednesday, the BJP named Scindia as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh, a day after he joined the saffron party.
On Friday, Scindia formally filed his nomination for the March 26 Rajya Sabha elections.
Before reaching the BJP office, Scindia had a lunch at the residence of former minister Narottam Mishra along with other party leaders.
From the Madhya Pradesh BJP office, Scindia reached the state Assembly secretariat around 2.00pm and submitted the relevant papers to the returning officer, Vidhan Sabha principal secretary A.P. Singh.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) March 13, 2020
Ex-Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president V.D. Sharma and several other BJP leaders were present on the occasion.
On Thursday night, Scindia attended a dinner hosted by Chouhan.
On Wednesday, the BJP named Scindia as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh soon after he joined the party
Three Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh, currently held by Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh, and BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and Satyanarayan Jatiya, are falling vacant next month. The Congress has re-nominated Singh.
Meanwhile, the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has reopened two old cases against Scindia related to falsifying information and forgery of land documents.