New Delhi: Jyotiraditya Scindia, who resigned from the Congress on Tuesday following a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, is likely to join the BJP on Wednesday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia Exits. What's Next?
As per late-night updates, other Congress MLAs, who have tendered their resignations, are also likely to join the BJP along with Scindia. Also Read - 'BJP Not Interested in Bringing Down Nath Govt,' Shivraj Singh Chouhan Clarifies on Madhya Pradesh Drama
Earlier in the day, Scindia took the decision to leave the Congress after 22 party MLAs loyal to him tendered their resignation. Following his strong move, Congress also expelled him for anti-party activities. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis: ‘Nothing to Worry About, Our Govt Will Complete Its Term,’ Says Kamal Nath
Soon after the Congress Legislative Party meeting was held in Bhopal on Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that his government in the state will complete its full term and asserted that there is nothing to worry about in the state.
“There is nothing to worry about. We will prove our majority. Our government will complete its term,” Kamal Nath said.
The Congress Legislative Party on Tuesday evening unanimously passed a resolution and condemned the manner in which attempts were made to insult the people’s mandate by satisfying the personal ambitions of Scindia.
In the meeting, the Congress Legislative Party also expressed gratitude to party president Sonia Gandhi for expelling Scindia from the primary membership of the party.
However, expressing confidence, Congress leader Shobha Oza said that there is no threat to Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led government in Madhya Pradesh.
“There is no threat to Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led government. The meeting of the legislative party was good. All Congress MLAs including Independents were present,” Oza said.
Saying that the party has a good number, Oza said the Congress will fight this matter together. “We have the number. We will fight this together. MLAs, who were rounded up, were told that Scindia Ji has to demand a Rajya Sabha seat. So, they need to come together,” Oza said.
She further added that when the talks of Scindia going to BJP started doing the rounds, these MLAs got angry. “They all are in contact with the chief minister. The government has no threat. We will prove the majority in the Assembly,” she further added.
On the other hand, the BJP said it is confident about the formation of its government in Madhya Pradesh after the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.
A senior party leader went on to say that the resignation of Scindia and his expected induction in the BJP has sent a message not just to Madhya Pradesh Congress but to its units in other parts of the country as well.
“There are so many who are feeling suffocated. Take the example of the Rajasthan Congress. The unit is treating Sachin Pilot badly. Just like it treated Scindia in Madhya Pradesh. Despite being a deputy CM, Pilot’s pictures are not used in hoardings. They are equally mistreating Pilot in Rajasthan,” BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said.