The BJP has levelled stunning charges against Congress-led Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. It has alleged that the government gave away land of over hundred acres free to Scindia Education Society which is owned by Jyotiraditya Scindia in Gwalior exchange for the post of the Madhya Pradesh chief minister.
Former Education Minister Vijay Shah accused the Kamal Nath government of giving away 146 acres of land to the trust. He has said that the land costs 4 arab 13 was given to Kamal Nath government so that Scindia wouldn't object to Kamal Nath becoming the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. Following the Congress' victory in the state in late 2018, the race for the CM post was between Kamal Nath and Scindia. It was decided in Nath's favour after days of deliberation between top leaders.
The BJP leader Shah spoke to Republic TV about his allegation:
"Today, Scindia Education Society, Gwalior, received around 146 acres of land worth more than 4 arab, 13 crores. The land has been given to Scindia at zero percent (unclear) and 100 rupees (unclear) . I want to ask Kamal Nath ji, what charity work is this? Which poor children are studying in Scindia school? School fees costs Rs 13 lakhs for one student, an institution like this where the students who enroll are commercially developed, there is commercial use, Kamal Nath ji doesn't have the right to give crores worth of land. I have placed allegations in Vidhan Sabha, that isn't it since Scindia ji is in the race for the chief minister post, so you gave the 4 Arab 13 crore land as gift so that Scindia will drop out from the race, so I object," he said.
After the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Kamal Nath admitted he was responsible for the defeat. His response came after source-based reports that Rahul Gandhi said in a meeting with youth Congress leaders that he was upset that senior leaders did not take responsibility for the poll defeat despite him resigning from the president's post over it. Jyotraditya Scindia also announced that he had resigned following Gandhi's resignation to own up the party's defeat the Lok Sabha.