Jyotiraditya Scindia may be having some serious second thoughts concerning his future in the Congress party. Recently, a change in his Twitter bio had fueled speculations of political tension brewing in Madhya Pradesh Congress. Amidst all of this, Congress MLA from Pohari has added further fuel to the fire by asserting that he will be first to join Scindia’s new party should he decide to form one.
Congress MLA Suresh Rathkheda said in a video, “First of all, I don’t think Srimant Maharaj Saheb (Scindia, who hails from an erstwhile royal family) is leaving the party (Congress). But, let me tell you, he is a force in Madhya Pradesh and has the power to launch his own party. The day he does it, I will be the first one to join him. Wherever he goes, I’ll follow him. The party is supreme, but for me Maharaj Saheb is supreme.”
“He is a respectable person and I am his servant. And I will always rest my head at his feet and serve him. His love and support have made me what I am today. I will also tell my children to be his servants and support him always,” Rathkheda added. The Congress MLA’s statement clearly shows that Scindia enjoys significant support within the Congress ranks and should he decide to revolt, the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh will collapse.
After speculations were fueled, Scindia had later clarified that he had changed his Twitter bio a month back and not in recent past. A cached copy of his bio had shown that he was only partially correct as his bio was changed anytime between the 3rd of November and the 7th.
Jyotiraditya Scindia has recently taken positions that were against the stand of his party on issues such as Article 370 where he had supported the Prime Minister’s decision to abrogate it. In September, Scindia had openly spoken out against Kamal Nath and said that the Chief Minister should stop outside interference within the government. The internal feud was also evident during the run-up to the state elections last year.