Madhya Pradesh Live Updates: Scindia to join BJP shortly, reaches BJP headquarters

Madhya Pradesh Live Updates: Scindia to join BJP shortly, reaches BJP headquarters :- The Kamal Nath government has plunged into crisis after senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit from the party on Tuesday followed by the resignation of 21 MLAs. The surprise developments on Holi morning came soon after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Soon after Scindia quit the party, Congress announced his expulsion for “anti-party activities” as the crisis looming over the Madhya Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Kamal Nath deepened. Scindia took the decision to sever his ties with the Congress on the day of his father Madhavrao Scindia’s 75th birth anniversary. Jyotiraditya Scindia is expected to join the BJP this afternoon and is likely to get a central post, a Rajya Sabha seat.

Jyotiraditya Scindia at AICC during Rahul Gandhi’s Party President Celebration in Capital on Saturday. Express photo by Praveen Jain *** Local Caption *** Jyotiraditya Scindia at AICC during Rahul Gandhi’s Party President Celebration in Capital on Saturday. Express photo by Praveen Jain

Madhya Pradesh Live Updates

Madhya Pradesh BJP MLAs reached Delhi on Tuesday midnight along with BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. The BJP MLAs are staying at ITC Grand Bharat in Gurugram. The group of BJP MLAs maintained that they are in Delhi to celebrate the Holi vacation. On the other hand, Sajjan Singh Verma and Govind Singh, ministers in the Kamal Nath government will be leaving for Bengaluru today morning while other Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh will be leaving for Jaipur. Congress has booked 42 of the 52 rooms at Buena Vista Resort in Jaipur for its 92 MLAs.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused Scindia of betraying the trust of people and ideology, saying people like him cannot thrive without power and the sooner they leave, the better it is. On the other hand, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said ideology did not matter to Scindia and claimed that “political convenience” and “personal ambition” played a major part in his decision to quit the party.

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Arjun Singh is confident that Kamal Nath’s government will stay in power. Arjun Singh said, “Congress and Kamal Nath’s government will remain. You will see on the 16th, the number of MLAs will stay the same. Jyotiraditya Scindia leaving doesn’t affect anything, days of Rajas-Maharajas are long gone.”

Madhya Pradesh Congress in a tweet said, “Congress is together. The Congress government under the leadership of Chief Minister Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh is completely united and secure. The BJP’s “divide & rule” conspiracy will never succeed. All our MLAs consider their accountability, duty, and morality towards the people of the state supreme.”

The party also said in a tweet, “In Scindia’s 18-year political career, Congress made him Member of Parliament for 17 years, Union minister twice, chief whip, national general secretary, in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, Congress Working Committee member, election campaign head, 50-plus tickets, and 9 ministers were given. Still under the shelter of Modi-Shah?”

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh says, “Decision taken by Jyotiraditya Scindia is unfortunate. In Maharashtra, our coalition will last for five years.”

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, Bala Bachchan, said, “Congress is in a safe and strong position. Everybody is in touch with the chief minister and everything will be alright soon. We will prove the majority on the floor of the assembly and our government will continue till 2023.”

On the other hand, Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to join BJP in the presence of JP Nadda at 12:30 pm in a ceremony at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi which later was rescheduled for 2:30 pm.

Independent Madhya Pradesh MLA Surendra Singh Shera says, “The government will survive. All Independent MLAs are with us. We will bring back the MLAs who are in Bengaluru.”

Congress workers are protesting outside the Bengaluru resort where the rebel MLAs are holed up. Congress workers are saying they want people of Karnataka to know what the ruling BJP is up to.

Senior Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma on his meeting with 19 party MLAs (rebels) told, “Nobody is ready to go with Scindia Ji. They said they were misled and taken to Bengaluru, most of them said they are not ready to join BJP”:

Madhya Pradesh Speaker NP Prajapati told, “I am going to summon all Congress MLAs who have sent on their resignations. I will look into their resignations. 22 MLAs had put in their resignations on Tuesday after Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party.”

Jyotiraditya Scindia has reached the BJP headquarters. Amit Shah will not be attending Jyotiraditya Scindia’s induction into BJP. Only JP Nadda and other senior leaders will attend the event.

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