Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from Congress party

In a major setback for Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. 

In a letter addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Scindia wrote, “Having been a primary member of the congress party for the 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 is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year.”

“While my aim and purpose remain the same as it has always been from the very beginning, to serve the people of my state and country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party,” Scindia added.

Scindia further said, “To reflect and realise the aspirations of my people and my workers I believe it is best that I now look ahead at a fresh start.”

“I would like to thank you and through you all my party colleagues for providing me with a platform to have served the nation,” he added.

Scindia tweeted the image of this letter on his official twitter handle after meeting Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi at the latters residence.