Just a day after the former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP leaving Congress, Home Minister Amit Shah shared a photo of his meeting with Mr. Scindia. Mr. Shah wrote, “Met Jyotiraditya Scindia ji. I am sure his induction into the party will further strengthen BJP’s resolve to serve the people of Madhya Pradesh.”
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also shared the same kind of photo as he and Rajnath Singh met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Rajanth Singh said in a tweet, “Met Jyotiraditya Scindia today. I welcome him to the BJP. His joining will help in further strengthening the party. I extend my best wishes to him in all his endeavours.”
This morning, Mr Scindia was seen visiting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence. BJP has already put up several posters welcoming Jyotiraditya Scindia into the party and he will be arriving in Bhopal today. The welcoming posters were put up at Bhopal BJP office.
On Friday, a grand welcome has been arranged at Bhopal office and Madhya Pradesh BJP is gearing up to take the stage. After sending a resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Mr Scindia joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of its president JP Nadda. During the event he slammed his former party for “denying reality” and “not acknowledging” new thoughts and new relationships.
As per reports, Jyotiradiya Scindia will file his nomination papers on Friday for the March 26 Rajya Sabha polls from Madhya Pradesh. BJP has already declared him as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh, where three seats are vacant. Meanwhile, the Congress claimed that BJP has insulted Scindia as both PM Modi and Amit Shah have stayed away from making any remarks on Scindia’s joining BJP.
A former leader of Congress claimed, after Jyotiraditya Scindia left the party, nearly 10,000 of its office-bearers have resigned from the party in Madhya Pradesh. However, the claim has been ribbished by the ruling Congress and said the supporters of Scindia were creating pressure on the leaders to leave the party.