Congress' Manish Tewari Slams Jyotiraditya Scindia; Says 'Traitors Have Become Captains'


Targetting Scindia and his ancestors again, Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari on Tuesday, quoted an Urdu poet saying that 'the undeserving had become rulers'

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Manish Tewari

Targetting Scindia and his ancestors again, Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari on Tuesday, quoted an Urdu poet saying that 'those who were undeserving had become rulers and those who were traitors had become captains'. His comment comes after Tarana MLA Mahesh Parmar termed the Scindia clan - a 'family of traitors'. Jyotiraditya Scindia is poised to join the BJP later in the day.

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Scindia resigns from Congress

After two days of heavy political drama, the former Guna MP formally submitted his resignation to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, after all 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.

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Madhya Pradesh political crisis

The crisis in the Kamal Nath government started when Congress alleged BJP of poaching 4 MLAs - Surendra Singh Shera, Bisahulal Singh, Hardeep Singh Dang and Raghuraj Kansana when they were flown to Bengaluru. While two of them have returned to Kamal Nath's folds, 18 MLAs including 6 cabinet ministers - loyal to Scindia flew to Bengaluru on Monday. Though Kamal Nath dissolved his cabinet, making 20 ministers resign on Monday night at an apparent cabinet rejig attempt, it failed and all 6 rebel cabinet ministers have been expelled.

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MP Assembly 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.


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