INDORE/BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday launched a double-barrel counter to Rahul Gandhi’s remark that Scindia “would have been CM had he remained in Congress but is now a back-bencher in BJP”.
Scindia remarked that Rahul should have been concerned about him when he was in Congress. “It would have been a different situation had Rahul Gandhi been concerned the same way as he is now, when I was in Congress,” Scindia said on Tuesday.
Chouhan accused Congress of not only “victimising” Jyotiradiya Scindia, but also his father Madhavrao Scindia. “It’s not only Jyotiradityaji, who is a victim of injustice, Congress had meted out injustice to late Madhavraoji Scindia too. He was never allowed to become CM of Madhya Pradesh,” Chouhan said.
MP home minister Narottam Mishra said: “Very quickly, Rahul Gandhi understood that without Scindia, Congress is zero in Madhya Pradesh. He should instead try an experiment in Rajasthan and appoint Sachin Pilot chief minister.”
Congress veteran Kantilal Bhuria said: “Rahul Gandhi is correct. Scindia sits in the back in BJP. During Congress rule, he used to sit in second position in Parliament. He could have become chief minister had he remained with Congress. Even now, if he is willing to come back, he needs to apologise.”