Jyotiraditya Scindia Reaches PM Modi’s Residence With Amit Shah, Likely To Join BJP: Sources (Photo Credit: IANS)
Amid Madhya Pradesh political crisis, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia accompanied by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. Trouble has been brewing in the Congress ahead of Rajya Sabha polls as it had last week accused the BJP of trying to topple its government after 10 MLAs of the ruling party and those of its allies travelled to Haryana, though the BJP had denied the charge.
According to sources, Scindia is likely to join the BJP where the party has promised him a cabinet birth. Sources have told News Nation that BJP could table a no-confidence motion in the assembly, as early as March 16.
Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath have fallen out over the post of the state Congress president, which is currently held by the CM.
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a crisis on Monday as a sulking Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with 17 MLAs, virtually revolted prompting Chief Minister Kamal Nath to call a late-night cabinet meeting where around 20 ministers resigned reposing faith in his leadership.
Sources in Delhi said former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan may be elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the meeting on Tuesday.
Chouhan, they added, has briefed the top party brass, including its president J P Nadda, about the developments in the state.
The party had sent a list of 20 to 22 names, including that of national general secretaries Ram Madhav and Kailash Vijayvargiya, to its central poll panel to pick two candidates for the RS polls. Members of a state's Legislative Assembly vote in the Rajya Sabha elections.
(With PTI Inputs)