On Friday, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia claims that he has no regret about not being appointed by the party as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and said that he had “accepted” simply what the party high-command told him to do.
Mr. Scindia said, “It’s important in life to practice what you preach, and I had said that I would go by the Congress high command’s decision on the matter,” added that he will never protest when Congress state Chief Kamal Nath was chosen as the Chief Minister of MP over him.
However, he refuses to divulge if he was offered the post of the Deputy Chief Minister. Mr. Scindia said that “I cannot say that. I am already the chief whip of my party in parliament, and the leadership will decide if I should be given anything more,” adding that “at an individual level, you can only roll up your sleeve and get in the heat of things… build the party from strength to strength.”
Jyotiraditya Scindia has further sidestepped a question on Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s option to somebody from the old guard despite selecting someone from the youth under his watch, he replied that “I think capability is the key factor here, not age or experience, adding that “and like my father, I have no hunger for any post.”
He further showed confidence in Congress and allowed the top leaders decision as his. “One can never take elections for granted. See what happened to the BJP… they thought they were so powerful, but we ended up winning three states in the Hindi heartland,” added Mr. Scindia. He continued that “But the Modi of 2013 is not the Modi of 2018. The cliche – you can fool some people some of the time, you can fool all people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time – works here.”