Congress Supporters Raise 'Goli Maaro' Slogans Targeting Scindia Outside Kamal Nath's Home

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Congress supporters gathered outside Kamal Nath's residence with party flags & raised controversial slogans targeting Jyotiraditya Scindia who left the party.

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:

Immediately after the meeting chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath with Congress MLAs ended at his residence in Bhopal, party supporters gathered outside his residence with Congress flags and raised controversial slogans. Targeting Jyotiraditya Scindia who left the party along with at least 22 MLAs on Tuesday, Congress supporters raised 'Party ke Gaddaro ko, Goli Maaro Saalo ko' (Shoot the traitors of Congress) slogans. They also raised slogans in favour of Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh.

According to sources, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday in a meeting with his MLAs in Bhopal told them to get ready for mid-term polls. Reportedly less than 50 MLAs of the party turned up in the meeting at Kamal Nath's residence. Sources said that Kamal Nath told his MLAs that they will not back down and continue to fight the BJP and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who along with at least 22 MLAs resigned from the party.

Shivraj flying back to Delhi

Sources also add that former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan will fly back to Delhi ahead of reports of Scindia joining the BJP on Wednesday. As per sources, Scindia will join the BJP on March 12. On the other hand, after the conclusion of the BJP CEC meet, national party president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting.

Earlier on Tuesday, Scindia resigned from the Congress party stating that "it is time to move on."

Commenting upon Scindia's resignation, Hussain said, "Jyotiraditya Scindia hails from a respectable family. His grandmother, 'Rajmataji' (Vijaya Raje Scindia) was one of our party's founders. Even after facing humiliation from Congress party, he was working enthusiastically. BJP respects his decision. We are hoping that he will work with us."

Earlier in the day, Scindia met PM Modi at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg. Shortly after, he announced his resignation from the Congress. The leader was accompanied by Home Minister when he went to meet the PM.

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Scindia dumps Congress

In a letter addressed to party chief Sonia Gandhi, Scindia said, “...it is now time for me to move on. I am tendering my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and as you well know, this is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year.”

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“While my aim and purpose remains the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party,” the letter added. Minutes after Scindia submitted his resignation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi expelled him for “anti-party activities”.

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