Kamal Nath said that if Jyotiraditya Scindia was so important, BJP would not have to face defeat in his constituency Gwalior, Morena region, we do not need any Scindia.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath said on Friday that his former party colleague and Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has become “politically redundant” even in his bastion Gwalior region. Expressing confidence, Kamal Nath said that the Congress would emerge victorious in the assembly elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh later this year.
It is noteworthy that two years ago, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government fell after Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his supporting MLAs.
Kamal Nath asked, “When Scindia is in the BJP, why did he lose the mayor’s election in Gwalior and the adjacent city of Morena last year to the Congress.” .
In July 2022, the Congress won the mayor’s election after 57 years in Gwalior, the capital of the then Scindia princely state. Along with this, the Congress won the mayor’s post in Morena as well.
In response to a question asked about the possible impact of Scindia’s switch from Congress to BJP in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Kamal Nath said that if Scindia was so important, BJP would not have to face defeat in his constituency Gwalior, Morena zone. He said, “We do not need any Scindia.”
Kamal Nath and Scindia had campaigned together in the 2018 elections to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in which the Congress defeated the BJP by a narrow margin after 15 years. However, Kamal Nath had to step down in March 2022 after Scindia and his supporters 22 Congress MLAs resigned from the Assembly and joined the BJP, and the BJP government was again formed in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
When asked why he did not make efforts to save his government then, Kamal Nath reiterated that he did not want to run the government on the “power of the deal”.
Former Union minister Kamal Nath expressed confidence that the Congress will return to power in Madhya Pradesh in the state assembly elections to be held later this year and will launch welfare schemes for farmers, youth and the poor in the state.
Kamal Nath said that despite the long tenure of the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, there are problems related to unemployment, migration and drought in Bundelkhand including Tikamgarh. He said that if the Congress comes to power in Madhya Pradesh, it will pay special attention to bring the Bundelkhand region out of backwardness.
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