Amid the political crisis that surrounds the existing Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has offered a simple explanation for Jyotiraditya Scindia’s disappearance. According to an NDTV report, Scindia is down with ‘swine flu’ and can’t meet anyone.
However, a Times of India report says that 17 members belonging to the Scindia faction landed in Bengaluru on Monday evening. The report further stated that the team would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah later at night. However, no reports of that meeting have come out so far.
Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said he apprised acting party president Sonia Gandhi of the current political situation and alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party was perturbed as its "corruption over its 15-year rule is going to be exposed".
Furthermore, 20 cabinet ministers of the Congress government present in Bhopal handed over their resignations to Chief Minister Kamal Nath at around 11.30 p.m. Monday. According to a report in Outlook, the reason that the MLAs have resigned is to pacify Scindia so that he doesn't defect. If Scindia floats his own regional party or defects to the BJP, the Kamal Nath government will become unstable and will have to prove that they can run the state through a floor test.
The sources in the party say barring the eight ministers of Jyotiraditya Scindia camp have made way for Chief MInister Kamal Nath to reconstitute the ministry while the crisis showed no signs of being resolved at midnight.
State PWD Minister Sajjan Singh Verma told spoke to newsmen at around 11.40 pm that Congress would foil all the moves of the opposition to destabilize the democratically elected government.
Meanwhile, former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it was an internal matter of the Congress, and the BJP had nothing to do with it.
With Agency Inputs