Jyotiraditya Scindia Quits Congress After Meeting PM Modi, Amit Shah

Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi, March 10 Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress after he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here on Tuesday.

Former Union Minister and four-time parliamentarian Scindia along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. The meeting lasted for more than an hour.

The 15 month old Kamal nath government is set to collapse and it will be the second since the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka last year .

As the crisis unfolds, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal met party chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.

The BJP, which has called its MLAs to Bhopal, will hold a meeting at a hotel in the city at 6 pm and is widely expected to stake claim to the government shortly. The party is likely to present former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as its chief ministerial candidate.

Scindia will formally join the BJP in presence of party president J.P. Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah at the party headqaurters on Tuesday evening.

After the formal joining, a meeting of BJP election committee will be held in which Scindia will be declared BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh for the Rajya Sabha polls, sources said.

Scindia may also be made union minister in the Narendra Modi government while his loyalist MLAs will be made cabinet ministers in Madhya Pradesh, sources added.

Sources said that resignation letters of about 20 Congress MLAs are ready and will be handed over to the Speaker.

Meanwhile, an important meeting of the BJP is going on in Bhopal at the party headquarters where Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, state BJP chief B.D. Sharma are in attendance, to chalk out the strategy to form the next government in Madhya Pradesh.

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