The Madhya Pradesh Congress stirred a controversy late Wednesday by comparing its former leader Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP to the Burari suicide in New Delhi.
Taking to Twitter, the MP Congress tweeted two images, but deleted the tweet soon after. However, the damage had been done.
People took to the social media site to criticise the Grand Old Party for making such comparisons.
The Burari suicide case involves the mass suicide of the Bhatia family in New Delhi. The family had written down steps to attain “mass salvation”, which will now serve as clues for police to unravel the mystery. Some of the notes stated that “one will not die” but attain something “great”.
The notes even specified the favourable day and time on which these “Kriyas” should be performed. “Saat din Bad pooja lagataar Karni hai.. Thoda lagan aur shraddha se… Koi Ghar me aa jaaye to agle din… Guruvaar ya Ravivaar ko chunein…” (Worship the Banyan tree for seven days at a stretch with devotion. If somebody comes home then do it the next day. Choose Thursday or Sunday as the day of the act). The notes even spoke of favourable time as midnight to 1 am.
Meanwhile, after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress, many others have started abandoning the party as well. Resignations have come from almost every part of Madhya Pradesh. So far hundreds of workers and party officials have put in their papers.
Many leaders have started aspiring for a place in the BJP now after Scindia joined the party.
The Congress in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing chaos after Scindia's departure, and those leaders, who have any say in the Congress, have also started leaving the party.
Congress state unit secretary Sunil Tiwari has written a letter to party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, saying "some leaders have made the Congress their private institution and when Scindia took up this issue and started objecting in the interests of the party and the workers, he was suppressed.
"The result is in front of the party." Tiwari, who has been associated with the Congress for the last 32 years, also resigned from the primary membership of the Congress.
Similarly, Hira Singh Rajput, Sagar district chief of the Congress and brother of Govind Singh Rajput, a minister in the government, also resigned from his post. Bhopal Congress Working President Krishna Ghatge also left the party and took the membership of the BJP in the presence of BJYM President Abhilash Pandey.
There were reports of some more Congress leaders form the state resigning from the posts and leaving the party.