New Delhi: The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is staring at a major reshuffle aimed at pacifying Jyotiraditya Scindia and his supporters. While the Congress is now scurrying to control the damage amid rumours of Scindia having got a Rajya Sabha proposal from the BJP, the trouble didn’t build overnight. Scindia, along with his faction, was simmering right there. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis Deepens as 17 MLAs of Scindia Camp, Including 6 Ministers, Fly Out to Bengaluru
November: Dropping Congress From Twitter Bio Also Read - After Kamal Nath's 'Toh Utar Jayein' Retort, Jyotiraditya Scindia Reiterates Will 'Hit The Streets'
In November 2019, Congress loyalist Jyotiraditya Scindia changed his Twitter bio. Instead of his Congress identity, he made it shorter by just calling himself ‘Public servant, cricket enthusiast’. As a cover, he had said at that time that his previous Twitter bio was long. So he changed it. Also Read - 'Rumours Baseless': Madhya Pradesh Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia Clarifies Changing in Twitter Bio to 'Public Servant'
Article 370 Move
Jyotiraditya Scindia openly supported the Centre’s move to revoke Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
‘Will Hit The Streets if Promises Not Fulfilled’
Last month, Scindia announced that he would hit the streets if the promises made in Congress’s 2018 Assembly poll manifesto were not fulfilled. The point in case — the long-pending demands of the guest faculties of the state for the regularisation of their services. “Always remember I’ll be your sword as well as a shield if the assurances made in the manifesto aren’t fulfilled,” he had said.
‘Congress Needs to Change’
It was at the same time (in February), the Congress leader said the party needs to be changed, shortly after the Delhi Assembly election results were announced in which Congress’s performance was abysmal. “The country is changing. Similarly, people’s thought process is changing. We (Congress) have to change and reach out to people with a new approach,” Scindia had said.