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Should have shown concern when I was in Congress — Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Monday said that had Scindia remained in the party, he would have certainly become chief minister but was now a 'backbencher' in the BJP.

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New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “would have become CM” remark, saying he wishes Gandhi was as concerned when he was in the Congress as he is now.

Gandhi had told his party’s youth wing leaders that had Jyotiraditya Scindia remained in the Congress he would have certainly become chief minister but was now a “backbencher” in the BJP, according to sources.

The former Congress chief said he had told Scindia so, but “he chose a different path” by joining the BJP, where he can never be the chief minister.

Asked about the remarks, Scindia told PTI, “I wish Rahul Gandhi was as concerned when I was in the Congress as he is now.”

Scindia had left the Congress along with some legislators loyal to him to join the BJP last year. This led to the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.

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  1. Rahul’s remarks seem to be a figment of imagination. If he had such plans for Scindia why didn’t he make him Deputy CM of MP ? Rahul was simply too biased towards Kamal Nath and didn’t do anything.

  2. Pappu will go to some place, blabber something and run away without replying to the retorts. He feels he is neither responsible nor accountable for his blabbering. Perhaps Scindia may keep his majesty by not entering into a wordy duel with his maverick.

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