'No Sidelining': Digvijaya Says Nothing Moved In Gwalior-Chambal Without Scindia's Nod


Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday refuted all the claims of sidelining Jyotiraditya Scindia in the party, after the latter's resignation

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday refuted all the claims of sidelining Jyotiraditya Scindia within the party, following the latter's resignation on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, he stated that nothing in the Gwalior-Chambal division moved without his consent in the last 16 months.

Scindia resigns from Congress

After two days of heavy political drama, the former Guna MP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, formally submitted his resignation to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, after all the talks of mediation failed. Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the party soon after he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence along with former BJP party chief Amit Shah. Moreover, 22 MLAs who support him have tendered their resignation from their Bengaluru resorts - where they have been holed up for the past few days. 

Scindia has been miffed about not being elected CM and not being elected as  Madhya Pradesh Congress chief - both of which were given to Nath. The Congress MLAs have turned on him terming him a 'traitor'. Currently, Kamal Nath has called all his MLAs to an emergency meeting but only 45 MLAs of the remaining 90-odd MLAs have attended.

Read: 'He might have felt suffocated', says Gwalior Cong Prez Sharma after Scindia quit party

BJP 'welcomes' Scindia 

BJP's Narottam Mishra on Tuesday morning said that senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia was 'welcome to join' the saffron party if he wishes to. "Scindia Ji is definitely welcome to join BJP if he wishes to. Our party inducts even grass-root level workers, then Scindia Ji is a tall leader," said Mishra. While Scindia is yet to join, he may do so later on Wednesday.

Read: As Scindia & 22 MLAs rebel, both BJP and Congress to shift all MLAs out of Bhopal

MP Assembly's current scenario

With the current halfway mark at 114 in the 228-MLA assembly, BJP currently holds 107 MLAs of its own. Congress which held 114 MLAs - has now been reduced to 92 MLAs. The resignation of 22 MLAs, has also brought down the halfway mark to 103. 4 more MLAs are poised to resign, as per sources. The Speaker is yet to accept any of these resignations.

Read: As BJP-Cong eye MP floor test, CM Kamal Nath asks 'Why will Scindia leaving impact us?'

Read: Rahul Gandhi spotted posing for selfies in Lodhi Road amid Scindia exodus & MP crisis

(With ANI Inputs)

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