Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday, the 11th of March. The senior Congress leader had submitted his resignation on the 9th of March. Following his lead, 22 MLAs have resigned in Madhya Pradesh and 200 workers of the party in Gwalior have followed suit.
Sources have reportedly told India Today that the former Congress leader is likely to join the BJP on March 11. Meanwhile, the BJP is expected to declare its Rajya Sabha candidates on Wednesday. Reportedly, even an hour after the BJP’s CEC meeting at the party HQ in Delhi ended on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda were still discussing the party’s nominees for the upper house.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also handed over the resignation letters of 19 MLAs from the Congress party to the Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Despite the obvious political connotations of the gesture, the BJP, for its part, claims that they are merely helping their colleagues in the Assembly. The BJP hasn’t yet sought an appointment with the Governor thus far.
Meanwhile, Congress supporters have resorted to trolling Jyotiraditya’s son Mahanaryaman on social media for saying that he is proud of his father. Amidst all of this, the return of Shivraj Singh ‘Mamaji’ Chauhan to the seat of Chief Minister appears imminent.