New Delhi/Bhopal: Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday, a day after quitting the Congress party, joined the BJP in the presence of party national president JP Nadda.
Speaking on this occasion, Scindia said that the Congress party is no more the party that it used to be. He was compelled to leave it since he was hurt and was not able to serve the people in his previous organisation, he added.
Scindia said that he was unable to meet the aim of public service in the Congress party. he also said that young leaders were feeling stifled in the Congress. He said “there have been two life changing events in his life – one, the day he lost his father and the second was yesterday, his father’s 75th Birth Anniversary, when he decided to choose a new path for his life.”
Scindia thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and the BJP President for inviting me into the BJP family.
He said that Prime Minister Modi got a historic and unprecedented mandate not once but twice to take the country on the path of progress. He especially underscored the Prime Minister’s vision and his commitment and ability to ensure the government’s policies and programmes get translated into reality.
Scindia took a jibe at the Kamal Nath Government, now on the verge of collapse, by saying that it has failed to meet the electoral promise of waiving farmers’ loans within 10 days of coming to power. He said the farmers have been cheated, there are no jobs in Madhya Pradesh and equated the State Government under Nath’s leadership with the transfer industry, rampant corruption and the mining mafia.
Welcoming Scindia into the party fold, the BJP chief said “the entry of Jyotiraditya Scindia in BJP is like a family member coming back to the party.” Remembering Rajmata Scindia as a guiding spirit, Nadda said, it is a matter of great happiness for us as her grand son has now joined the BJP.
In Bhopal, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Singh Chouhan, welcomed Scindia’s entry into the BJP fold. Chouhan, who was flanked by Jyotiraditya’s aunt and senior BJP leader Yashodhara Raje Scindia, was addressing media-persons in the State capital. He recalled the role played by Rajmata Scindia in building the Jan Sangha and then the BJP and said that they are treating Jyotiraditya’s entry into the BJP as “home-coming”. He described Scindia as a brilliant and visionary leader.