BJP chief Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday stated that though the Congress’s high management had supplied to make him the deputy chief minister of Madhya Pradesh after the 2018 state polls, when he was nonetheless in that social gathering, he had turned down the provide as he determined to work for the individuals.
He alleged that the Congress had betrayed the individuals of the state with false guarantees to return to energy.
“The Congress’s high management had supplied me deputy chief minister’s submit. As a substitute, I made a decision to work for the individuals,” the BJP Rajya Sabha member stated whereas addressing his social gathering’s three-day lengthy membership drive, which can finish right here on Monday.
That is for the primary time that Scindia has publicly admitted that he was supplied this submit by the Congress.
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In March this 12 months, veteran Congress chief Digvijaya Singh had stated that Scindia was supplied the submit of MP deputy chief minister, however Kamal Nath had refused to simply accept a “chela”.
Scindia stated, “I understood that Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh will break the Congress authorities in 15 months. The Congress betrayed the individuals with false guarantees like waiver of farm mortgage in 10 days so as to come to energy within the state.” “Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had promised that farm loans of as much as to Rs 2 lakh might be waived inside 10 days or else the chief minister might be despatched again on the eleventh day,” he stated.
“Congress made false guarantees to return to the ability within the state,” he alleged.
Scindia had stop the Congress in March this 12 months and later joined the BJP.
On the Congress’s agitation towards the BJP’s membership drive in Gwalior, Scindia stated, “At the least they (Congress leaders) got here out of their homes to protest towards BJP’s drive 5 months after dropping the federal government in MP.” With an eye fixed on the by-elections to 27 meeting constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, particularly in Gwalior- Chambal area of the state that accounts for 16 of those seats, the ruling BJP has launched the membership drive right here on Saturday.
Twenty-two insurgent Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh, largely from the Scindia camp, resigned in March, decreasing the 15-month-old dispensation led by Kamal Nath to a minority and paving the way in which for the BJP to type the federal government within the state.
These former MLAs had later joined the BJP.
The BJP then despatched Scindia to Rajya Sabha, whereas lots of his loyalists bought vital portfolios in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cupboard.
Final month, three extra Congress MLAs within the state resigned and joined the saffron social gathering, taking their quantity to 25, whereas two meeting seats had fallen vacant because of the demise of legislators.
The Congress now has 89 MLAs within the Home, whereas the ruling BJP has 107. The efficient power of the 230-member Home has come right down to 203 because of the resignations and deaths of legislators.