Jyotiraditya Scindia has finally broken silence over him joining the BJP. 'You know where I am heading…everything will be crystal clear very soon,' Scindia told mediapersons outside his new Delhi home. He is on his way to the BJP headquarters. Sources say that Scindia will join the BJP in presence pf party chief JP Nadda. Union Home Minister Amit Shah may also join the induction ceremony, sources told News Nation. After 18-year-long association with the Congress, Scindia resigned from the Grand Old Party of India on Tuesday. Rumours of him joining the BJP were floating in the power corridors soon after Scindia met Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (MP CRISIS LIVE UPDATES)
Posters of Scindia along with PM Modi and Amit Shah have already surfaced in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind. After his resignation, nameplate of Scindia was removed from the Congress office in Bhopal on Tuesday evening. Former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh have summarised the mood in the Congress party over the dramatic turn of events. “We did not anticipate Scindia will quit Congress…that was a mistake,” Singh was quoted as saying by Press trust of India. Digvijaya Singh claimed Scindia was roped in by the BJP after Shivraj Singh Chouhan failed to topple Congress government in MP; alleged MLAs were offered huge money. “Scindia could have been Congress nominee to the Rajya Sabha but "only Modi-Shah" can give Cabinet post to the "over-ambitious" leader,” Digvijay Singh reportedly said.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has hit out at Scindia saying that, “Such opportunists should have left the party much earlier. Congress party gave him so much for 18 years… people will teach him a lesson.” Reports suggest that Scindia is likely to be sent to the Rajya Sabha and he may get a berth in the Union cabinet if his rebellion against the Congress leads to the collapse of the Madhya Pradesh government, as the BJP assumes.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath says he is confident his government will complete its term. "There is nothing to worry about. We will prove our majority," he said late on Tuesday night. Congress says they have shifted 95 MLAs to Jaipur where the party is in power to prevent horse trading. The BJP also decide to keep its MLAs together. The BJP hurried its 106 MLAs to a luxury hotel in Gurugram in the wee hours on Wednesday.
(With agency inputs)