New Delhi: Soon after Jyotiraditya Scindia, the scion of the erstwhile Gwalior royal family, resigned from the Congress, some party leaders are of opinion that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should have stopped him from taking such a big step. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia Exits. What's Next?
Taking to Twitter, senior Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi described Scindia’s exit from the party a big blow and said there are many devoted leaders across the country who feel alienated, wasted and discontented. Also Read - 'BJP Not Interested in Bringing Down Nath Govt,' Shivraj Singh Chouhan Clarifies on Madhya Pradesh Drama
“Like him, there are many other devoted INC leaders across the country who feel alienated, wasted and discontented,” Bishnoi said in a tweet. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis: ‘Nothing to Worry About, Our Govt Will Complete Its Term,’ Says Kamal Nath
Describing Scindia a central pillar in the party, he said that the Congress leadership should have done more to convince him to stay back. “Scindia’s departure is a big blow to the Congress. He was a central pillar in the party and the leadership should’ve done more to convince him to stay,” he added further.
He also said the party needs to empower young leaders who have the capacity to work hard and resonate with the masses. “India’s oldest party needs to empower young leaders who have the capacity to work hard & resonate with the masses,” he added.
Echoing the same sentiment, former Congress veteran Natwar Singh also stated that the top leadership in the Congress should have made efforts to make Scindia stay back in the party. He also asked how can the Congress ignore a leader who has the support of 20 MLAs?
Earlier in the day, Scindia quit the Congress and sent his resignation letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi. If reports are to be believed, he is likely to join the BJP.
“Having been a primary member of the Congress party for the last 18 years. It is now time for me to move on. I am tendering my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress and as you well know this is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year,” Scindia wrote in the letter.
“While my aim and purpose remains the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and my country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party,” Scindia said in his resignation letter which was also posted on Twitter.
He also met senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah and PM Modi earlier in the day.