In a sensational development, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia reached PM Modi’s residence along with Home Minister Amit Shah. Scindia had been incommunicado since last night. Media was abuzz with reports that Scindia may quit Congress and join the BJP. 17 Congress MLAs revolted against the Kamal Nath government on Monday.
Taking a dig at Scindia, veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said a ‘true Congressi’ will remain in Congress only.
He had claimed that Scindia was incommunicado because he was suffering from ‘swine flu’.
As per reports, Scindia was spotted driving his black Range Rover to PM Modi’s house accompanied by Home Minister Amit Shah.
In a late night development, the MP state cabinet had tendered their resignation to the CM. The same were accepted. As per reports, in a desperate attempt to keep Scindia from switching parties, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi had even called him and offered to send him to Rajya Sabha as preferred candidate.
The BJP has maintained that should the state government topple, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would be the chief minister again.
Troubles mounted for the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh few days. Congress had accused BJP of trying to topple the state government. While rumours had been rife that Scindia may join the BJP, he had always maintained that he continues to be a Congress leader. However, now it seems that it has reached a point of no return and Scindia may have finally left Congress.