Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose supporters scored huge within the Madhya Pradesh cupboard growth as we speak, introduced his return to the forefront of state politics after months of silence and hypothesis with the one-liner: “Tiger zinda hai“.
The BJP chief, not too long ago elected to the Rajya Sabha, additionally attacked the Congress, his occasion of 19 years till he give up in March.
“It is our duty to fight against injustice. Even if it means war, then Jyotiraditya Scindia will be on the frontline. For the last two months, people have been trying to tarnish my character. I want to tell them – tiger abhi zinda hai,” he stated, borrowing a well-liked Hindi movie title.
Mr Scindia was responding to questions on by-polls to fill 24 vacancies within the Madhya Pradesh meeting. Twenty-two seats fell vacant after Congress MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia give up, bringing down the Kamal Nath authorities and enabling the BJP’s takeover. Two extra MLAs died.
After Mr Scindia joined the BJP, the MLAs adopted him to the occasion. Eleven of them have been rewarded with cupboard posts in Madhya Pradesh as we speak. But they must win the by-election to safe their membership.
“Every election is a challenge. But the people of Madhya Pradesh are an informed lot. The 15-month (congress) government saw all sorts of corruption and reneging on promises. Now we have a BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has always believed in public service. We are confident of winning all 24 seats. My people will give a fitting reply to the corrupt government,” Mr Scindia stated.
The 49-year-old chief’s silence prior to now three months provoked a lot hypothesis, together with discuss him “regretting” the swap to the BJP.
All alongside, negotiations continued for state cupboard spots and each Mr Chouhan and Mr Scindia pushed for his or her loyalists.
The dispute over berths delayed the cupboard growth and Mr Chouhan continued with a skinny five-member cupboard in the course of the pandemic problem.
Mr Scindia lastly obtained his manner and Mr Chouhan was compelled to dwell with fewer of his candidates on his new staff.
Mr Scindia has 11 candidates within the BJP cupboard, in comparison with solely six within the earlier Congress authorities.