Mumbai: Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who recently joined the BJP, has revealed that he turned down the offer of deputy CM post under the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh because he knew that Digvijay Singh and CM Kamal Nath would do to the state with their ‘kartoot’ (bad deeds).
“I am a public servant and not a servant of the chair. If I had been a servant of the chair, I would have accepted the offer to be the deputy CM. But I knew what people in the government would do to the state, and thus I Did not want to be part of their evil deeds,” Scindia said.
He said that the Congress in the state was full of corruption and failed to fulfill the promises of the people.
“I want to tell the Congress party that the 15 months of their rule in Madhya Pradesh were full of corruption and they also failed to make promises. If I were the real representative of the people, it was my duty to protest corruption,” he said.
Targeting his former party, Scindia said that the Congress government had failed to fulfill the promises it had made before the 2018 assembly elections.
“The party promised that within 11 days of coming to power, they would waive the farmer loans. I waited 11 months to fulfill the promise. They failed.”
After the Congress party opposed the BJP in the 2018 assembly elections, the Congress leadership chose Kamal Nath, the head of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, not Scindia to head the government.
Scindia joined the BJP in March this year along with 22 Congress MLAs, ending the Congress rule, after being in the Kamal Nath government for almost a year and a half. Shivraj Singh Chauhan of BJP then took over the charge of the state. The 49-year-old Scindia publicly acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that he had been given the position of deputy CM.