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Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress, can’t serve people by being in the party, he tells Sonia

The Congress expelled Jyotirditya Scindia for 'anti-party activities' just moments after he tweeted his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi. Fourteen Congress MLAs loyal to Scindia have also sent their resignations to the MP governor.

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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the Congress party Tuesday and sent a resignation letter addressed to interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

In the letter, Scindia thanked her for providing a platform, but said  that to “realise the aspirations of my people and my workers I believe it is best that I now look ahead at a fresh start”.

The Congress expelled Scindia moments after his letter to Sonia, with K.C. Venugopal, party general secretary issuing a statement that the interim Congress president has approved the expulsion with immediate effect for anti-party activities.

Fourteen Congress MLAs loyal to Scindia also sent their resignations to the state Governor Tuesday, Raj Bhawan sources said.

“We have received resignations of 14 MLAs through two e-mails with attachments,” a Raj Bhawan official told PTI.

Scindia had earlier in the day met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on amid indications that he might join hands with the BJP to topple the Madhya Pradesh government.

Sources said Scindia first met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and then the two leaders met Modi at the prime minister’s residence.

Legislators loyal to Scindia, who has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority.

It is likely to be followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party staking claim to form the government in the state.

According to sources, the BJP is to hold it’s parliamentary affairs meeting at 6pm to discuss further strategy.

(With PTI input)

Also read: 18 Scindia loyalist MLAs camping at Bengaluru resort as the leader quits Congress

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  1. So sad, Mr Scindia has made a mockery of Democracy , election process and the people of MP.
    Intense work for election and if unhappy on political grounds, a cool defection !

  2. Whole of Italy in lockdown and people maintaining safe distance from Italians. Scindia took it quite seriously

  3. Political harakiri by Jyotiraditya Scindia. His aunt Vasundhara Raje has zero future in the BJP, and perfect zero will be the political future of this young man in that party. In any case, when the BJP has been so unabashedly revealing its inhuman character, how can any good human ever think of joining that party?

  4. From morning to evening we would hear that shkuni mama doing Hindu Hindu Hindu while doing peanuts for the state. This is India has been reduced to under uneducated Modi.
    India deserves cartoons since India wants cartoons that stoke it’s world superiority complex on the basis of religion. It’s a gone country now when ppl like Scindia would step over morality to join of all the parties a party ruled by a fascist.

    Alas !

  5. Real truth is, Congress has a habit of depending on the Gandhi family for leadership and direction on what the party stands for. The party has not been able to found a second-generation leader except for Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra.
    The only ‘young guns’ that will be allowed to blossom in the party are those from the Gandhi-Vadra family.

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