BJP leader Narottam Mishra on being asked if BJP will welcome Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia into the party: Everyone is heartily welcome in Bharatiya Janata Party. We induct even grassroot-level workers, Scindia ji is a very big leader, he is definitely welcome. Dushmano ke teer kha kar doston ke shahar mein, unko kis-kis ne mara ye kahani phir kabhi.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former #MadhyaPradesh CM: This is Congress' internal matter and I would not like to comment on it. We had said on the first day that we are not interested in bringing down the government.
Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence
Madhya Pradesh: Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Jitu Patwari, Bala Bachchan, Sajjan Singh Verma, Surendra Singh Baghel and others arrive at CM Kamal Nath's residence in Bhopal
Sachin Pilot tried reaching out to Jyotiraditya Scindia, but failed. The disgruntled Jyotiraditya Scindia did not respond to his message, sources said.
(which reportedly flew Congress MLAs to Bengaluru) were arranged by the BJP. This is part of a conspiracy to reverse the mandate of people of Madhya Pradesh because Kamal Nath has acted against mafias.
KC Venugopal, Congress: The Congress President has approved the expulsion of Jyotiraditya Scindia from the Indian National Congress with immediate effect for anti-party activities.
The Congress leader in Lok Sabha added that the present day politics of the BJP involved trying to topple and destabilise Opposition governments.
According to Raj Bhavan sources, 19 Congress MLAs in the state who are loyal to the former Congress leader, have submitted their resignations.
This includes six state ministers from Madhya Pradesh who are in Bengaluru.
After resigning from Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia to join BJP at 6 pm today.
Former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh: I am not surprised that Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from Congress & will join BJP. I feel he will be sent to Rajya Sabha & inducted into Union Cabinet. His father Madhavrao Scindia would have been Prime Minister if he had lived.
BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Congress leader and senior MLA Bisahu Lal Sahu ji is here with us and is joining BJP.
Yashodhara Scindia, BJP leader & aunt of Jyotiraditya Scindia: I am very happy and congratulate him. This is 'ghar vapasi'. Madhavrao Scindia had started his political career with Jan Sangh. Jyotiraditya was being neglected in Congress.
Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria after meeting Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath: State govt is strong and it will continue to run. The government is not going to fall because someone is saying so. We have required number of MLAs.
They have just come here to meet me on the occasion of Holi. There is no politics in it, said Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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