New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday broke silence over his now-former party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia, who today switched to the BJP, saying that Scindia could ‘walk into my house anytime.’ Also Read - 'While You Were Busy Destabilising Govt': Rahul Gandhi Breaks Silence, Attacks PM Modi For Madhya Pradesh Muddle
Scindia, once a close aide of the former Congress president, quit the party on Tuesday, ending his 18-year-long association with it. It has been alleged that he tried to reach out to both Rahul and his mother, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi, before deciding to quit the Congress, but couldn’t get an audience with either of them. Also Read - When Jyotiraditya Prompted Rahul Gandhi What to Say: Video And Memes Go Viral After Scindia's Exit
Reacting to the same, Rahul Gandhi said, “He is the only chap in the Congress who could walk into my house anytime.” Also Read - 'He Waited and Waited', Cousin Shares Behind-The-Scene Story of Jyotiraditya And Rahul Gandhi on Social Media
Earlier, Pradyot Manikya Debbarma, Scindia’s cousin and an erstwhile Tripura royal, himself a former Tripura Congress chief who quit the party in September 2019 as he felt that ‘the party is not serious in handling young leadership,’ too, had said that Jyotiraditya ‘waited and waited‘ but couldn’t get an appointment with Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi had refused to comment on Jyotiraditya Scindia when questioned by reporters outside the Lok Sabha. He, however, tweeted on the ongoing political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, triggered by Jyotiraditya quitting the party and resignation of 22 MLAs ‘loyal’ to him, stating that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy ‘destabilising’ an elected Congress government, he may have missed noticing the 35% crash in global oil prices.