New Delhi: Ahead of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s return to Madhya Pradesh, ink was thrown on posters welcoming the newly-inducted BJP leader in Bhopal. Some of the posters which were put up near Polytechnic Chouraha in the MP capital, were also torn. Also Read - Why No Tweet From Modi, Shah? Congress 'Pained' at Maharaja Scindia's Treatment
A day after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Scindia is scheduled to reach Bhopal today at 3 p.m. and hold a roadshow from the airport to the state BJP headquarters where preparations are in full swing to welcome him.
According to sources, a grand reception is being organised at the BJP office in Bhopal and a large number of people have been invited to welcome him.
After arriving at the BJP office, Scindia will garland the statues of Deendayal Upadhyay, Vijayaraje Scindia, Kushabhau Thackeray and the portrait of Madhavrao Scindia.
As per the proposed schedule for the next day, Scindia will once again visit the BJP office at noon on March 13. From here he will leave for the Assembly premises to file nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election.
Scindia, who had been in the Congress for 18 years, joined the BJP on Wednesday. Within a few hours of joining, he got a Rajya Sabha ticket from the party. Former Chief Minister of the state and senior party leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan congratulated Scindia on being chosen as a Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh.
Reacting to Scindia’s resignation, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “He is the only chap in Congress who could walk into my house anytime.”
(With Agency inputs)