Bhopal, July 2: Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose 11 supporters have been given place in the 33-member cabinet of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, said that he wants to covey to his critics that “Tiger zinda hai”.
“It is our duty to fight against injustice. Even if it means war, then Jyotiraditya Scindia will be on the frontline. For the last two months, people have been trying to tarnish my character. I want to tell them – tiger abhi zinda hai,” he said, borrowing a Hindi film title from salman Khan movie.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has 34 ministers after today’s oath ceremony. Of these, 59 per cent won the 2018 state elections on a BJP ticket. The remaining 41 percent — 14 ministers — are former Congressmen.
“Every election is a challenge. But the people of Madhya Pradesh are an informed lot. The 15-month (Congress) government saw all sorts of corruption and reneging on promises. Now we have a BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has always believed in public service. We are confident of winning all 24 seats. My people will give a fitting reply to the corrupt government,” Scindia said.