Bhopal: The feud in the Madhya Pradesh Congress has again come to light amid a “threat” by senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia of hitting the streets if the state government failed to fulfil its poll promises that include farm loans waiver and regularising the guest teachers. Reacting to party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia’s threat, state Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday said that Scindia was free to do it. Also Read - 'Example of Bravery,' Says Congress Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia Backing Deepika Padukone's JNU Visit
“Toh utar jayein sadak par (Let him if he wants to),” Kamal Nath told reporters in Delhi today. Also Read - 'Rumours Baseless': Madhya Pradesh Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia Clarifies Changing in Twitter Bio to 'Public Servant'
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On Thursday, Scindia assured the guest teachers in the state that he would be their “shield and sword” if all promises in the party’s manifesto were not fulfilled. He added that he would also hit the streets with them.
“I want to assure you that your demand is included in our government’s manifesto and it is our sacred text. It has been a year for the government, teachers have to be a little patient. Our turn will come and if not then I assure you that I will be your shield and sword,” said Scindia at an event in Kudila village of Tikamgarh district.
“If all promises in the manifesto are not fulfilled, do not think you are alone. Scindia will also hit the streets with you,” he added.
The Chief Minister had on Friday said: “Manifesto is for five years, right? It is not for five months”.
The war of word over ‘manifesto promises in Madhya Pradesh’ received mixed responses from political leaders. While some extended supports to Scindia, others said that duo must resolve their internal differences within the party.