After meeting Prime Minister Modi, Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party.
Before sending out the resignation to the party president Sonia Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia today met PM Modi along with Home Minister Amit Shah at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.
The ministers and MLAs close to Scindia went incommunicado on Monday, giving rise to speculation that Scindia may quit Congress and join the BJP. The cabinet ministers backing Scindia submitted resignation to Kamal Nath on Monday night.
The infighting within the Madhya Pradesh Congress started over the elections for two Rajya Sabha seats and the post of president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee. Chief Minister Kamal Nath holds the position of state party chief currently.
Scindia’s meeting with PM Modi comes as a major setback to the Congress. With the support of 20 MLAs, Scindia can topple the Kamal Nath government.
Accusing BJP of insulting the mandate of the people, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said, “BJP wants to topple Kamal Nath government because Kamal Nath acted against the mafia in the state.”
BJP legislative party likely to elect Shivraj Singh Chauhan as the leader, while Chief Minister Kamal Nath met party leaders in Bhopal Congress MLAs to discuss numbers.
In 2018 Assembly polls, in the 230 member house, Congress won 114 seats and formed the government with the support of four independent MLAs, two BSP MLAs, and one SP MLA. The BJP managed to win 109 seats.
Reports suggest that MLAs supporting Scindia may resign from the assembly, while Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to enter Rajya Sabha seat from Madhya Pradesh.