The Inevitable has happened. “Maharaj Bomb” which was ticking for sometime now has finally exploded. Jyotiraditya Scindia has finally resigned from Congress ending his 18 year old association with the party. This incident has raised the political temperature in MP and turned Kamlnath’s Holi colourless.
Where it all started :-
Jyotiraditya Scindia, a very close aide to Rahul Gandhi along with Sachin Pilot has always remained loyal to congress in its bad times.
In the political circuit, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were considered the two next generation leaders of Congress who has the backing of Rahul Gandhi.
When Congress won Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in 2018, the speculation were that both Scindia and Pilot will be crowned as CM.
Amid all the speculation, the old guard of the party played its role perfectly and shunted both the youngsters.
The Scindia supporters were not happy with the decision and they protested vigorously.
To pacify Scindia supporters, the then party chief Rahul Gandhi announced that Scindia will be given a major role at Central level.
Unfortunately congress couldn’t do well in Loksabha and Scindia’s defeat in his own den courtesy to the infighting within MP Congress infuriated him and his supporters.
Jyotiraditya Scindia had already given a soft signal by removing all his ‘congress affiliation’ from his twitter bio but congress high command couldn’t understand it in time.
The MLAs and supporters of the Scindia group were also sidelined by Kamalnath government in Madhya Pradesh.
After being deserted by the Congress high command and Madhya Pradesh government, he finally moved on.
A Big jolt to Congress
On the birth anniversary of father Madhav Rao Scindia, son Jyotiraditya along with his 22 MLAs has switched loyalties and all set to join BJP.
As we dig into the history we will find that Vijaya Raje Scindia had some disagreement with state Congress so she planned to meet nehruji to resolve the issue but nehruji didn’t give her appointment.
Disgusted with treatment she turned rebel against congress government and pulled down the then congress government and she joined BJP.
History has repeated itself again. Following his grandmother’s foootsteps Scindia has parted his ways from Congress to topple the government much like her grandmother.
The festival of colours has turned colourless for already fading Congress and Kamalnath government.
But the most important question is that ” will congress be able to arrest the domino effect ??”
In Jyotiraditya Scindia Congress has lost a future potential leader and there are many like him in line who have shown resentment with the Congress high command.
Congress need to persuade these leaders and make them feel that Congress is the right place for them.
The grand old party has to be more pro-active to tackle such embarrassments.
However, what will be the future of Scindia in BJP remains to be seen.