NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia tendered his resignation from the party on Tuesday, stating that “it is time to move on.”
“Having been a primary member of the Congress Party for the last 18 years. it is now time for me to move on. I am tendering my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and as you well know this is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year,” said Scindia in his resignation letter submitted to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi. The resignation letter is dated March 9.
Jyotiraditya Scindia’s office staff were seen leaving after handing over a hard copy of his resignation at Sonia Gandhi’s residence.
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The disgruntled Congress leader said that his aim has always been from the very beginning to serve the people of his state and country.
“While my aim and purpose remain the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and country. I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party,” he said.
Scindia asserted that time has come to look ahead at a fresh start.
“To reflect and realise the aspirations of my people and my workers. I believe it is best that now look ahead at a fresh start. I would like to thank you and through you all my party colleagues for providing me with a platform to have served the nation,” he added.
The development comes a day after Congress MLAs loyal to Scindia indicated that they may pull out from the Kamal Nath-led government.
In a late-night Cabinet meeting, around 20 Cabinet ministers in Madhya Pradesh tendered their resignation to chief minister Kamal Nath. The chief minister has accepted their resignations and is likely to reconstitute the cabinet.
Earlier, several Congress leaders, including Digvijaya Singh, had accused the BJP of horse-trading and conspiring to bring down the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.
Congress has been witnessing an internal turf war in Madhya Pradesh since the party formed a government in the state.
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