Ex-Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the Grand Old Party on Monday and joined the BJP on Wednesday. This has scorned Congress leaders and supporters who could not digest that a prominent leader like Scindia left Congress. Ahead of his scheduled visit to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, ink was thrown on a poster with Scindia’s face. The poster was put up near Polytechnic Chouraha in Bhopal. A part of the poster was also torn up.
This does not come as a surprise as soon after Scindia’s resignation, Congress supporters and leaders have gone all out to abuse him. From ‘traitor’ to all sort of name-calling, Scindia has been even subjected to veiled death threats by official Congress state unit Twitter account. So much that even his Wikipedia page was vandalised as soon as he made his resignation public. His profile was edited to call him a ‘donkey’ and ‘comedian’.
After spending 18 years in Congress, Scindia finally quit the party on Monday evening as he said he could not see himself being able to serve the people in the party. Scindia had been hugely sidelined as despite being a popular choice as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister face after December 2018 elections, Kamal Nath was made the CM. Moreover, he was also passed over for the state unit chief post. Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he was made in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (west) for Congress where the party has negligible presence.
When Scindia vocally supported abrogation of Article 370 in erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir which made it an integral part of India, he was attacked by ‘liberals’ for daring to go against the party.