New Delhi, Mar 10 (GCCurrentAffairs) Amid political turmoil in Madhya Pradesh, disgruntled Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday announced his resignation from the Congress after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
Mr Scindia visited Mr Shah’s house in the morning and met him. After that, Mr Shah and Mr Scindia went to Prime Minister’s residence to meet him. The meeting lasted for about an hour, sources said.
Shortly afterwards, Mr Scindia posted his resignation on Twitter which he has sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The resignation was dated Monday. This indicates that he resigned from the Congress before meeting Mr Shah and Mr Modi.
Addressing the Congress president, Mr Scindia’s resignation letter said that he is unable to serve people of his state, Madhya Pradesh, and country while being a member of the Congress.
‘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’, Mr Scindia wrote.
He added, ‘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 within this party.’
In the resignation letter, the pain of his defeat in Guna Shivpuri seat in the last Lok Sabha election was visible, for which he thought there was a conspiracy of the state leadership and also indicated that he was thinking of quitting Congress since last year.
Mr Scindia’s resignation is going to have far-reaching implications on the politics of Madhya Pradesh. The Congress got the most success in the last assembly elections due to the influence of Mr Scindia in Gwalior-Chambal and North Malwa region.
It is believed that about 4 to 6 ministers and more than 15 MLAs in Madhya Pradesh may resign in support of Mr Scindia.
A leader with such a large and personal support base is not there either in the BJP or the Congress. His quitting the Congress could create a serious crisis in the future for the survival of the grand old party in the political arena of Madhya Pradesh.
More than 20 MLAs of Mr Scindia, who were upset due to lack of respect in Congress politics in Madhya Pradesh, are camping in Bengaluru.
After rebellion of Congress MLAs for the last three-four days, Chief Minister Kamal Nath met the Congress leadership in Delhi, but he failed to convince Mr Scindia.