Gwalior, August 23
Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Sunday hit out at BJP chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, saying that the latter left the Congress even because the social gathering had given him “so much”.
Singh mentioned 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 social gathering within the final two days of its three-day membership drive underway in Gwalior.
However, Singh mentioned that the Congress has grown a lot stronger within the Gwalior-Chambal area after Scindia give up the social gathering.
The BJP’s membership drive started in Gwalior on Saturday.
Talking to reporters right here on Sunday, state Energy Minister Pradhyuman Singh Tomar mentioned, “As many as 35,843 Congress leaders and workers joined the BJP in two days in 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 social gathering.
The Congress, which had held a protest in opposition to 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 collaborating within the protest, Digvijaya Singh mentioned “The Congress has given so much to Scindia, still he left the party. It was not expected from him. This has dented the credibility in politics.”
“The massive protest of thousands of Congress cadres on Saturday against the BJP’s big membership drive on its opening day, speaks of the fact that the party has grown stronger after Scindia’s exit,” Singh advised reporters within the afternoon.
Congress media in-charge for Gwalior-Chambal area Ok Ok Mishra mentioned that his social gathering held the protest because the ruling BJP violated the COVID-19 protocols.
“The BJP function in Gwalior is being held in violation of the lockdown rules imposed in the state to curb the spread of coronavirus,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chouhan, Scindia, Union minister Narendra Tomar and state BJP president V D Sharma have been holding talks with the social gathering’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, largely from the Scindia camp, resigned in March, decreasing the Kamal Nath-led dispensation to a minority and paving the way in which for the BJP to type the federal government.
Scindia and these former MLAs then joined the BJP.
Last month, three extra Congress MLAs resigned and joined the saffron social gathering. Two different meeting seats have fallen vacant as a result of dying of legislators. PTI