BHOPAL: BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, has got a bungalow in Bhopal after three years of wait.
The house, allotted to Scindia at 5, Shymla Hills, is adjacent to the residences of two former chief ministers, Digvijaya Singh and Uma Bharti.
In 2018, when the BJP was ruling the state, Scindia demanded a bungalow in the state capital.
He was not allotted a residence, since the BJP was in power at that time.
When the Congress came to power, Scindia chose a residence (B-17 in Char Imli area). The house has been allotted to minister of Urban Administration Department, Bhupendra Singh.
Though the house was allotted to Scindia, he could not shift there, as he lost the Lok Sabha elections from Guna. For that reason, his eligibility for a government residence ended.
Later, former chief minister Kamal Nath allotted the house to his son Nakul Nath, an MP from Chhindwara.
Nevertheless, the Congress had lost power in the state, before Nakul Nath could shift to the house.
Efforts were being made to allot a bungalow to Scindia, after he switched over to the BJP. Therefore, the efforts of the government yielded fruits after ten months.
Another power centre in state capital: Once Jyotiraditya Scindia shifts to his bungalow, another power centre will come up in the state capital.
Apart from nine ministers in the cabinet, there are four legislators who have won the by-elections. All of them are hardcore supporters of Scindia.
Scindia’s house will be a political centre for his supporters.