MP political crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from Congress1 min read . Updated: 10 Mar 2020, 01:14 PM IST
- Earlier today, Jyotiraditya Scindia met Union home minister Amit Shah, and then the two leaders met PM Modi at his residence
- Legislators loyal to Scindia are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority
NEW DELHI : Disgruntled Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today resigned from primary membership of Congress and send his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi.
Scindia in his letter to Congress president said it is times for him to move on.
"I believe it's best I now look ahead at fresh start," Scindia said in his letter to Sonia Gandhi.
"I believe I'm unable to serve people of my state, country anymore within Congress, Scindia added in his resignation letter.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary K.C. Venugopal said Scindia has been expelled from the party. Venugopal said party president Sonia Gandhi has approves the expulsion of Scindia with immediate effect for anti-party activities.
Earlier today, Scindia met Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid indications that he might join hands with the BJP to topple the Madhya Pradesh government.
People familiar with the matter said Scindia first met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and then the two leaders met PM Modi at his official residence.
Legislators loyal to Scindia, who has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority, reported PTI.
It is likely to be followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party staking claim to form the government in the state.
Earlier PTI reported that as many as 18 MLAs from Madhya Pradesh, including 16 Congress rebels were camping at a resort near Bengaluru amid speculations of infighting in the party's state unit.
The legislators have arrived Bengaluru in the backdrop of allegations by the Congress that the BJP was trying to poach its MLAs to topple the Kamal Nath-led government in that state.
"We came to know that in the first flight 10 people arrived and in the second seven had arrived. Of them one is a personal assistant of a CM aspirant," sources said.
In January 2019, over the fear of a possible poaching of MLAs by the BJP, the Karnataka Congress had huddled its MLAs in a resort. However, a few MLAs didn't turn up, setting a stage for a massive rebellion a few months later.