GWALIOR: Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Sunday hit out at BJP chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, saying that the latter left the Congress even because the get together had given him “a lot”. Singh stated leaving Congress was not anticipated from […]
Singh stated leaving Congress was not anticipated from Scindia and his transfer has dented the credibility in politics.
Singh’s criticism of Scindia got here on the day the ruling BJP claimed that as many as 35,843 Congress cadres joined the ruling get together within the final two days of its three-day membership drive underway in Gwalior.
Nevertheless, Singh stated that the Congress has grown a lot stronger within the Gwalior-Chambal area after Scindia give up the get together.
The BJP’s membership drive started in Gwalior on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters right here on Sunday, state Power Minister Pradhyuman Singh Tomar stated, “As many as 35,843 Congress leaders and employees joined the BJP in two days within the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and RS member Jyotiraditya Scindia.”
The minister added that former Congress MP from Morena Barelal Jatav and former Congress MLA from Gwalior rural constituency Ramvaran Gurjar on Sunday joined the saffron get together.
The Congress, which had held a protest towards the BJP’s membership drive when it was launched on Saturday, additionally organised a ‘dharna’ (sit-in) on the Rani Lakshmi Bai memorial right here on Sunday.
After participating within the protest, Digvijaya Singh stated “The Congress has given a lot to Scindia, nonetheless he left the get together. It was not anticipated from him. This has dented the credibility in politics.”
“The huge protest of hundreds of Congress cadres on Saturday towards the BJP’s large membership drive on its opening day, speaks of the truth that the get together has grown stronger after Scindia’s exit,” Singh advised reporters within the afternoon.
Congress media in-charge for Gwalior-Chambal area Okay Okay Mishra stated that his get together held the protest because the ruling BJP violated the COVID-19 protocols.
“The BJP operate in Gwalior is being held in violation of the lockdown guidelines imposed within the state to curb the unfold of coronavirus,” he added.
In the meantime, Chouhan, Scindia, Union minister Narendra Tomar and state BJP president V D Sharma have been holding talks with the get together’s public representatives and office- bearers within the area to chalk out a method for the yet-to- be introduced bypolls for 27 seats within the state, 16 of them from Gwalior-Chambal area.
Twenty-two Congress MLAs, principally from the Scindia camp, resigned in March, decreasing the Kamal Nath-led dispensation to a minority and paving the best way for the BJP to kind the federal government.
Scindia and these former MLAs then joined the BJP.
Final month, three extra Congress MLAs resigned and joined the saffron get together. Two different meeting seats have fallen vacant because of the loss of life of legislators.