In a big jolt to Congress, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has officially resigned from Congress party. It is said that there was infighting within the party which led to a rift between Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath. Scindia seemed to be unhappy with the work of the state government, thereby he threatened to protest along with guest teachers against CM Kamal Nath if his party in Madhya Pradesh failed to meet the demands of protesting guest teachers.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, pillar of Congress party, believes that he cannot serve the country anymore being in Congress, therefore he has resigned from the party. Kamal Nath, in response to Scindia’s threat, said, “Toh woh utar jaaye (let him do so).” Scindia is now believed to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after leaving the Congress party.
Jyotiraditya Scindia finally made up his mind and isolated himself from the Congress party. Scindia, one of the senior leaders of the ruling Congress in MP, took an unexpected decision after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. He shared his resignation letter on Twitter handle too.
Here is the full text of the Jyotiraditya Scindia’s resignation letter:
Dear Mrs Gandhi ji,
Having been a primary member of the Congress Party for the last 18 years, it is now time for me to move on. I am tendering my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and as you well know, this is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year.
While my aim and purpose remain the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore with this party.
To reflect and realise the aspirations of my people and my workers I believe it is best that I now look ahead at a fresh start.
I would like to thank you and through you all my party colleagues for proving me with a platform to have served the nation.
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia
Not just senior Congress leader Scindia left the party, but 19 Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh, who are currently staying at a resort in Bengaluru, also quit the party. Their resignation has brought down the Assembly strength to 209 and the number of Congress MLAs to 95.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is an Indian politician who hails from the Scindia family. He is a grandson of Jivajirao Scindia, the last Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior. Scindia represents the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He has been a Minister of State with independent charge for Power in the cabinet of prime minister Manmohan Singh from October 2012 until May 2014.
Scindia contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his family bastion Guna constituency but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Krishna Pal Yadav by a margin of 1,25,549 votes.
Prior to Jyotiraditya, his father Madhavrao Scindia, the erstwhile titular ruler of Gwalior, had won the seat in the 1999 elections. Madhavrao lost his life in the year 2001 and since then Jyotriditya Scindia has been representing the seat. What’s interesting is that he was among the only two leaders who were able to win the 2014 Lok Sabha election.