Scindia suffering from swine flu, says Digvijaya Singh; BJP leader says he is welcome in party
“We tried to contact Scindia Ji (Jyotiraditya Scindia) but it is being said that he is suffering from swine flu, so haven’t been able to speak to him,” Digvijay Singh told newsmen.
New Delhi: Taking a dig at party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia amid the ongoing political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, former chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that Scindia is suffering from swine flu and is hence unreachable.
“We tried to contact Scindia Ji (Jyotiraditya Scindia) but it is being said that he is suffering from swine flu, so haven’t been able to speak to him,” Singh quipped while talking to reporters here during the wee hours of Tuesday. He said that those who are true Congressi will stay in the party and added that those who reject the mandate will be given a befitting reply by the people.
‘Scindia is heartily welcome in BJP’
Amid the political turmoil that has cast clouds over the future of Kamal Nath-led Congress government, BJP leader Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that everyone including senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia was “heartily welcome” in the BJP.
“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,” Mishra told media on being asked if BJP will welcome Scindia into its fold. The rift between Kamal Nath and Scindia is out in the open with the latter publicly criticising the Chief Minister.
Asked about a group of Congress MLAs lodged in Bengaluru, Mishra said: “Dushmano ke teer kha kar doston ke shahar mein, unko kis-kis ne mara ye kahani phir kabhi.”
Mobile phone of 11 Cong MLAs switched off
According to sources, mobiles phones of 11 Congress members, including MPs and MLAs, of Jyotiraditya Scindia camp have been found switched off.
This comes after around 20 Cabinet ministers in Madhya Pradesh tendered their resignation to Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who has accepted the resignation and is likely to reconstitute the cabinet.
Earlier, several Congress leaders had accused the BJP of horse-trading and conspiring to bring down the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. (ANI)