Jyotiraditya Scindia likely to be inducted in Modi’s Cabinet, may get BJP's backing for Rajya Sabha seat (Photo Credit: ANI)
Sulking Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Home Minister Amit Shah amid reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may send him to Rajya Sabha. According to sources, the Congress leader is likely to be inducted in Modi’s Cabinet. The meeting with PM Modi comes a day after Scindia met Amit Shah at his residence in the national capital. Sources said that the role of Scindia in Madhya Pradesh politics was discussed during the meeting.
Meanwhile, the BJP has called a meeting of the legislature party in MP’s state capital today evening to choose its leader. Former chief minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to be elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the meeting.
On the other hand, crisis loomed-large over the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. The grand old party, sources said, on Tuesday that efforts were on to woo back the disgruntled leader and former Member of Parliament.
In Delhi, sources said hectic efforts were underway by the Congress leadership to save the party’s government in Madhya Pradesh and placate Scindia who has long been at daggers drawn with Kamal Nath over leadership issues.
“The party high command is sending emissaries, including Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to Scindia in order to win him back. But the efforts have not borne any fruit yet,” a source said.
Pilot tried to reach out to Scindia, but failed. The disgruntled Scindia did not respond to his message, sources said.
On Tuesday, Pilot tweeted, “I am hopeful that the current crisis in Madhya Pradesh ends soon and that leaders are able to resolve differences. The state needs a stable government in order to fulfil the promises make to the electorate.”
Congress veteran and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh said Scindia could not be contacted.
“We have not been able to talk to him yet... Anyone who is a true Congressman will not leave the party,” he said, adding the people of the state would give a befitting reply to anyone who attempts to undermine their mandate.
The Congress leaders have put up a brave face saying their government in the state would survive its full term.
With PTI Inputs