New Delhi: Soon after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress, Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday said the party’s ideology did not matter to Scindia. He also went on to say that political convenience and personal ambition played a major role in his decision to leave the grand-old party. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia Exits. What's Next?
“It is sad news for the Congress party because Jyotiraditya Scindia had been nurtured by the party over the years,” Chowdhury told news agency PTI. Also Read - 'BJP Not Interested in Bringing Down Nath Govt,' Shivraj Singh Chouhan Clarifies on Madhya Pradesh Drama
Alleging that some kind of allurement or enticement has been offered by the BJP, Chowdhury said Scindia now has become the asset of the saffron party. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis: ‘Nothing to Worry About, Our Govt Will Complete Its Term,’ Says Kamal Nath
“He had been entrusted with important jobs by the party. But now the situation had come to such a pass that he found it more convenient to switch over to the other party,” Chowdhury alleged.
Earlier in the day, in a major setback for the Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia left the party and pushed the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh into virtual collapse. If media reports are to be believed, he is likely to join the BJP.
However, Congress earlier in the day took strong action against him by expelling him on charges of anti-party activities.
Taking the decision to leave the party, Scindia, earlier in the day, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in Delhi.