Jyotiraditya Scindia (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday resigned from the primary membership of the party. With this, the 18-year stint of Scindia with Congress came to an end. Backing his father’s decision, Mahanaryaman Scindia said that he is proud of his father’s decision and takes a lot of courage to resign from a legacy. Scindia took to Twitter and wrote, "I am proud of my father for taking a stand for himself. It takes courage to to resign from a legacy. History can speak for itself when I say my family has never been power hungry. As promised we will make an impactful change in India and Madhya Pradesh wherever our future lies."
I am proud of my father for taking a stand for himself. It takes courage to to resign from a legacy. History can speak for itself when I say my family has never been power hungry. As promised we will make an impactful change in India and Madhya Pradesh wherever our future lies.— M. Scindia (@AScindia) March 10, 2020
Known for his close proximity with Rahul Gandhi, the former Guna MP is one of the tallest leaders in Madhya Pradesh polity. Many believe that it was Jyotiraditya Scindia sheer hard work and popularity that helped Congress party to surge into power in 2018 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.
However, reports of infight within the Madhya Pradesh Congress started appearing after Scindia was denied chief ministership. The crisis in the Kamal Nath government started when Congress alleged BJP of poaching 4 MLAs - Surendra Singh Shera, Bisahulal Singh, Hardeep Singh Dang and Raghuraj Kansana when they were flown to Bengaluru.
While two of them have returned to Kamal Nath's folds, 18 MLAs including 6 cabinet ministers - loyal to Scindia flew to Bengaluru on Monday. Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Singh, on the other hand, reached Bhopal on Tuesday afternoon, carrying with him resignation letters of 19 Congress MLAs who are lodged at a resort in Bengaluru.
These resignations would be submitted to Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati, said former minister and BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang. Singh landed here by a special flight.
“We are going to furnish copies of these resignations to the Speaker,” Sarang told PTI. A party delegation would visit Speaker at his residence in Char Imli area, he added. So far, 22 Congress legislators have submitted their resignations from the state assembly in the wake of senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit from the party.