Congress Expels Jyotiraditya Scindia For Anti-Party Activities
The Congress party announced the expulsion of Madhya Pradesh leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday for anti-party activities.
New Delhi: The Congress party announced the expulsion of Madhya Pradesh leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday for anti-party activities. Smarting under the resignation of Scindia from the party, the Congress in a reactionary move, expelled him.
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In a day of dramatic developments, Jyotiraditya Scindia went incommunicado overnight and then went to PM Modi's residence in the national capital accompanied by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah. It is likely that Scindia would be made a Rajya Sabha MP after joining the BJP today. He may also be offered a cabinet berth in PM Modi's ministry.
Scindia after meeting PM Modi, made his resignation public on Twitter. In his resignation letter, Scindia pointed out that "this is a path that has drawing itself out over the last year." The MP leader added that he could no longer serve the state and the country while being in the Congress party.
The former leader of the Congress was the party's star campaigner in the 2017 elections. He was in the race for chief ministership, but as it turned out, the party high command chose Kamal Nath over the young leader.
Meanwhile, there were murmurs in Congress questioning the manner in which the Madhya Pradesh crisis was handled by the top leadership. Sanjay Jha tweeted that leadership is not everybody's cup of tea, in what can be seen as a dig at Wayanad MP, Rahul Gandhi.
Leadership is not everyone's cup of tea. Or coffee.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 10, 2020