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Kamal Nath’s ‘hit the street then’ remark at Scindia led to our exit: Ex-Congress MLAs | India News – Times of India

BHOPAL: Congress chief Kamal Nath‘s remark that Jyotiraditya Scindia ‘can hit the streets if he needs to’ rankled with the MLAs who have been loyal to the latter and led to their exit from the celebration, some of them stated on Wednesday.
Scindia, a former Union minister, and 22 MLAs who supported him give up the celebration earlier this month and joined the BJP, main to collapse of the Nath-led authorities in Madhya Pradesh.
“The sidelining of our leader for the last 15 months and the (then) chief ministers statement “let him take to the streets then” was the trigger that resulted in never-before exodus by legislators including six cabinet ministers,” stated Tulsiram Silawat, one of the ministers who resigned.
It was believed that one of the calls for of disgruntled Scindia was that Silawat, his loyalist, be made deputy chief minister.
Referring to it, Silawat stated that “nobody in the history of Congress party had put all his might at stake for making a Dalit leader deputy CM, like Scindia did.”
“What was wrong with it?” he requested.
“The Congress came back to power in Madhya Pradesh because Scindia was party’s face. We had made lots of promises to people before assembly elections in 2018 and when our leader said if the promises were not fulfilled, then he will hit the roads, what was wrong with it,” requested Dr Prabhram Chouhdary, one other former minister.
“Instead of addressing the concerns of our leader, the then chief minister and other ministers humiliated him by telling media that he should hit the roads, if he wanted to,” stated one other former minister, Mahendra Singh Sisodia.
To senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh calling Scindia and his supporters “betrayers,” Sisodia stated even Laxman Singh, Digivijay’s brother, had as soon as joined the BJP, however he was not dubbed as betrayer by his elder brother.
Former minister and Scindia supporter Govind Singh Rajput refuted allegations that the BJP paid them enormous sums of cash for switching loyalty.
“It is a totally baseless allegation and an attempt to malign our leader’s image,” he stated.
When requested at what level they determined to half methods with the Congress, all of them stated that Nath’s dismissive remark about Scindia was the turning level. “Now everyone can see who is on the street,” they added.
“They label us traitors, but in reality it was they who remained silent and did not oppose anti-people decisions (of Nath government),” stated one other former minister, Pradyumna Singh Tomar.
“Not just the chief minister, but even officials were not listening to our problems…in this country people can’t even think of quitting the post of sarpanch, but we resigned as cabinet ministers for the pride of our Maharaj (as Scindia is often referred to),” Rajput stated.

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