A day after quitting the Congress party, Jyotiraditya Scindia joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today. Scindia tendered his resignation from Congress party yesterday mentioning “this path has been drawing out over the last year”.
“Having been a primary member of the Congress party for 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 path has been drawing out over the last year,” Scindia said in his resignation letter dated 9 March.
Expressing happiness over Scindia joining the party, BJP chief J.P. Nadda remembered Scindia’s grandmother and party’s co-founder late Vijaya Raje Scindia. The BJP chief said entry of Scindia in BJP is like a family member coming back to the party.
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief Nadda for inviting him into their family (BJP), Scindia said he was hurt and distressed as he (Scindia) was not able to serve the people in his previous party.
Scindia said his aim has always been to serve people and politics is only a means to fulfil that. There is denial of reality in Congress, it has changed what the party used to be, Scindia added.
Scindia said country’s future totally secure in PM Narendra Modi’s hands and I feel fortunate that PM Modi, BJP chief Nadda has gave me the platform through which I can serve the people.