NEW DELHI: Amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, 'sulking' Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After an hour long meeting , he released a tweet which contained his resignation letter to the primary membership from the Congress party on Tuesday.
In the letter which was dated March 9, 2020, Scindia said, " while my aim and purpose remains 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 with this party." Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Having served the Congress for 18-years, Scindia in his letter said, ” it is time to move on.”
Earlier in the day, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The sources also said that Scindia is likely to attend the BJP legislature party meet to be held in Bhopal on Tuesday evening. The BJP believes that the Kamal Nath government will be in a minority in a few days as MLAs close to Scindia will leave the Congress party. The rebel Congress leaders, who are now in Bengaluru, are also likely to send their resignations to the Speaker.
A source claimed that many as 20 of them close to Scindia are likely to extend support to the BJP. The sources suggested that Scindia could either join the BJP or extend support to a BJP-led government in the state.
The sources also said that former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan may stake claim to form the government if the Kamal Nath government loses majority. Scindia is most likely to be sent to the Rajya Sabha and his loyalist MLAs may be accommodated into the cabinet, the sources said. A high level meeting was also held at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday night in which role of Scindia in Madhya Pradesh politics was also discussed.
The Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has been brought on the edge of collapse as state Ministers and MLAs close to former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia were Monday flown to BJP-ruled Karnataka by a chartered flight from Delhi.
According to airport sources, about 10 persons, including Bankim Silawat, the son of Congress Minister Tulsi Silawat, and Scindia's close aide Purushottam Parashar, flew from the national capital to Bengaluru in a Falcon 2000 aircraft.
Meanwhile, the BJP has called a meeting of the legislature party in Bhopal on Tuesday evening to choose its leader. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to be elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the meeting. (IANS)