Rahul Gandhi: Jyotiraditya Scindia, a 'backbencher' in BJP; will never become CM
Jyotiraditya Scindia, now only gets to enjoy from the backbench as a spectator as he joined BJP and will never be able to become the Chief Minister there, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at former party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, saying "who earlier was counted among 'decision makers' in his former party, now only gets to enjoy from the back bench as a spectator as he joined BJP and will never be able to become the Chief Minister there".
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks against his once close friend came during the two-day national executive meeting of the Indian Youth Congress in New Delhi. According to party sources, Rahul Gandhi said that he used to tell Scindia "to work hard, so that he could be a Chief Minister one day. But now he is a backbencher in BJP".
"He (Scindia) had decision making powers in our party and he always remained with me. But he left the party and joined the BJP, and look where he is sitting today. He is sitting among the backbenchers," a source quoted Gandhi as saying.
The source added that Rahul Gandhi also said that Scindia will never be able to become a Chief Minister while staying in BJP. "Accept the fact that he will never be made the Chief Minister in the BJP. He will have to come back to Congress to become a Chief Minister," Gandhi was quoted by the source.
In his resignation letter to the party on March 9 last year, Scindia had said that he was unable to work in the party and Sonia Gandhi had the knowledge of the same. Scindia is a Rajya Sabha member currently. He had lost the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to KP Singh Yadav despite contesting from Guna, which was considered a family bastion of the Scindias in Madhya Pradesh.
(With inputs from IANS)