Jyotiraditya Scindia To Congress After Madhya Pradesh Results: Didn’t Expect Posts

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Didn't Expect Posts: Jyotiraditya Scindia To Congress After Poll Score

The BJP was main in a majority of the 28 meeting seats the place bypolls occurred on November 3 (File)

Jyotiraditya Scindia, after scoring huge wins for the BJP versus his former get together Congress in bypolls in Madhya Pradesh right this moment, mentioned he was “at all times a employee on the bottom” and didn’t count on any posts as rewards.

Mr Scindia admitted that it was laborious to regulate to a distinct get together after twenty years with the Congress however credited his BJP colleagues with serving to him with the cultural match.

The BJP was main in a majority of the 28 meeting seats the place bypolls occurred on November 3.

Most of those seats fell vacant when 22 Congress members adopted Mr Scindia out of the Congress to the BJP in March, taking down the Kamal Nath authorities.

The BJP shaped a authorities after that; it wanted eight extra seats within the 230-member home to remain in energy.

Requested whether or not he anticipated a submit from the BJP, Mr Scindia mentioned: “I’ve at all times been a employee on the bottom. That was my position and shall be. I’ve by no means been within the race for the chair like some others within the Congress, who I do not wish to title.”

He additionally generously apportioned credit score to his new get together.

The Rajya Sabha MP deftly tackled a query about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different BJP leaders resorting to a story through the Bihar marketing campaign revolving round Jai Shri Ram, the Ayodhya temple and “tukde tukde gang” – the title that the ruling get together makes use of to consult with what they allege are “City Naxals” making an attempt to divide the nation.

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“The Prime Minister is not only the PM of India; he’s the PM of 130 crore Indians. What’s incorrect with chanting Jai Shri Ram? If you’re secular, cannot you chant Jai Shri Ram? So far as ‘tukde tukde gang’ is worried, it is the reality… anybody who challenges the unity of India must be condemned. If the unity of our nation is being dismembered, it deserves the harshest punishment,” he mentioned.

Whereas Mr Scindia was lavish with reward for his new colleagues and seniors, there was a viral second throughout his marketing campaign when he mistakenly appealed to folks to vote for “panja” or the hand image of the Congress.

“Once you transfer from one agency to the opposite, it does take time to assimilate, culturally combine, I do not wish to dismiss that…” he admitted.

However he outlined why he felt compelled to make the massive shift.

“It was in all probability the primary time {that a} authorities shaped after 15 years misplaced the boldness of twenty-two members together with six ministers. That was the Kamal Nath authorities,” Mr Scindia mentioned.

“It is necessary for a cultural match to occur. If not, then the union is a failure. That match took some time to occur and everybody within the BJP labored at it… and also you see the results of it now. The BJP works as one unit.”

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