JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA

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Some heartburn as Tulsi goes to Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh

There were several eying a Rajya Sabha berth but the matter was put to the rest when the Congress declared its candidates in March, 2020. Apprehensive Jyotiraditya Scindhia had already taken the route of defection to the BJP but many are heartburn. So they are venting out their displeasure by one way or the other. One of the close journalists to the Gandhi family on the election of K T S Tulsi from Chhattisgarh has gone to the extent of saying that he was redeemed for standing in court for Robert Vadra. The journalist was not considered despite taking on PM Narendra Modi without pause. Apparently, he needs to prove his worth more than what has he been doing.

22 Jun 2020
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One more split likely in Congress after Scindia's exit

There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22   Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split.                                   

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time.               

Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.One more split likely in Congress after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit

 There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22 Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split .

 

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time. Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.


By: Neha Sharma

25 Mar 2020
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Some heartburn as Tulsi goes to Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh

By IndianMandarins 22 Jun 2020

There were several eying a Rajya Sabha berth but the matter was put to the rest when the Congress declared its candidates in March, 2020. Apprehensive Jyotiraditya Scindhia had already taken the route of defection to the BJP but many are heartburn. So they are venting out their displeasure by one way or the other. One of the close journalists to the Gandhi family on the election of K T S Tulsi from Chhattisgarh has gone to the extent of saying that he was redeemed for standing in court for Robert Vadra. The journalist was not considered despite taking on PM Narendra Modi without pause. Apparently, he needs to prove his worth more than what has he been doing.

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One more split likely in Congress after Scindia's exit

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22   Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split.                                   

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time.               

Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.One more split likely in Congress after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit

 There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22 Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split .

 

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time. Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.


By: Neha Sharma

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MP Secretariat silent in the hour of need

By IndianMandarins 21 Mar 2020

The State secretariat is virtually emptied in the wake of ongoing political crisis in MP and the coronavirus outbreak in the country. There seems to be no one in the secretariat to take well considered call on the critical issues confronting the state, at present. Ever since 22 MLAs owing allegiance to Jyotiraditya Scindia quit Congress, the State Secretariat has become deserted. As news came on Thursday night that the CM would address a press conference on Friday, the bureaucracy, well aware that the CM does not have numbers, was sure that conference was called to announce his resignation. The secretariat was therefore emptied on Friday morning. However, there was some activity on the fourth floor of Vallabh Bhavan-II, the chief secretary’s office.

 

Besides, officials of GAD remained busy till Thursday as the government continued to do transfers and make political appointments on boards and corporations, apart from health department making plans to check coronavirus. Besides, commercial taxes department for revenue collection and finance department which had to rework the state budget, all other major decisions came to stand still at the secretariat.


By: Neha Sharma

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Scindia may become Shipping minister in Modi cabinet?

By IndianMandarins 19 Mar 2020

It is speculated that Jyotiraditya Scindia would be given Shipping ministry whenever reshuffle in the Union cabinet takes place which was also speculated to take place in the first week of April 2020. However, this was a pre-Coronavirus situation. Moreover, PM Modi has his own way of working and his well-wishers are keeping fingers crossed about Scindia’s ministerial berth.

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Not so easy: Scindhia’s induction into cabinet to take time?

By IndianMandarins 12 Mar 2020

Jyotiraditya Scindia has got a Rajya Sabha nomination the very same day he joins the BJP but he will have to wait for some more time if not years than months before he is inducted in the Union cabinet. He is most likely to be given Shipping ministry contrary to the speculation in the media.


Power corridor was abuzz with speculation that so and so the ministry has been decided for him but there is a need to understand that the new BJP leadership has a different style of working and they don’t concede to the condition prefixed. Of course, something must have been fixed before his joining the BJP but those conditions must be more suitable to the BJP leadership.


The BJP-RSS organisation is very strong in Madhya Pradesh, so where does Jyotiraditya will be suitable was a big challenge for the top leadership as one of its strong leader and cabinet minister Narendra Singh Tomar comes from the same region and too many cabinet berths from MP will disturb the balance.


So the Maharaja has to wait till the reshuffle happens and that is unlikely at least till the budget session is on but lots of firework awaits him in the Rajya Sabha.


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Failure of Congress High-command: How many Scindhias?

By IndianMandarins 11 Mar 2020

When PM Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM gave a ‘war cry’ of Congress Mukt Bharat (Congress free India), he must have thought about it very well before uttering it but he would definitely have not imagined that the Congress would be complimenting him in his mission. Resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindhia from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress (INC) following his meeting with the PM indicates that only.

How? The Congress leadership has not only failed to retain Scindhia but the Congress High-command let other leaders to part ways from the grand old party with a heavy heart which many experts term as Congress leadership’s suicidal move and the BJP calling the  same as ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’. We call it just a symptom which has gripped the Congress for a few decades.

Scindhia being the latest victim as very recently a close aid of Rahul Gandhi, former Haryana State Congress President and Dalit leader Ashok Tanwar resigned just ahead of Assembly elections. A Brahmin leader and Congress stalwart Jitin Prasada has been on brinks for many years now.

Loosing out Hemanta Biswa Sarma in Assam is still termed as the the biggest loss of the Congress who is delivering goods for the BJP. The way Congress leadership mishandled division of Andhra Pradesh and ill-treated Jagan Reddy and his mother that is an irreparable loss to the Congress which has almost disappeared from southern India except in Kerala.

There is no qualm in saying that the so-called old guards of Congress have turned more into liabilities than assets now and their decisions quite often proved to be harming the interest of the party but serving their own interest. Decades back Motilal Vohra and Digvijay Singh had ensured exit of Ajit Jogi setting Congress out of power for over 15 years in Chhattisgarh. Now Scindhia is out Congress and Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath figure in this time around.

In Schindhia’s exit from the Congress, even a political novice can well understand that ignoring and sidelining him by Kamal Nath and Digvijaya showed their political eccentrics. Jyotiriditya’s stature deserved Rajya Sabha berth if not then at least he deserved more respect in the organisation.

Even in power-politics; recognition and self-respect become more important than power and position after a certain period of time. Be it Reddy, Jogi, Hemanta Biswa Sarma, Ashok Tanwar or Jyotiraditya, the Congress high command appears to have been miserably in maintaining its gravity to keep hold of political forces and resources.

Ignoring many seasoned Lok Sabha members over Adhir Ranjan Choudhary as leader of the party in Lok Sabha and ignoring Pramod Tiwari for infinity in UP will lead to some more disasters. One can blame Modi-Shah to make their bit to make India Congress-free, but who will be blamed for complimenting them?

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Karnataka redux in Madhya Pradesh but with a bigger faceloss

By IndianMandarins 11 Mar 2020

A Karnataka redux in Madhya Pradesh is likely however the Kamal Nath government is showing a brave face of having required number in Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Around 22 MLAs including six ministers have resigned from the government putting the Congress not only in tizzy but also in an embarrassing situation forcing the party parroting the same line that BJP is trying to topple the government.

In the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the difference between the Congress and the BJP had been of seven legislators and the Congress formed the government with the help of independent, BSP and SP. Independent MLAs generally prefer to go with the ruling party and they are now in touch with the BJP. The case of Madhya Pradesh is different where one of its most senior leader is part of the coup.

 Reportedly Jyotiraditya Scindia was not granted audience of Congress president Sonia Gandhi paying the way for the coup and now he has been expelled after he resigned. The Congress was not ready to entertain Scindia as he has been toeing the BJP’s line on certain issues for which leadership was miffed with but the most interesting part of the story is that people are not happy with the Congress government and realised the mistake of voting the BJP out of power. They have been telling this to Scindia unequivocally.

They tried to compensate by defeating Mahraja from Guna but still, the Congress did not try to understand the sentiment of people including its promise made to farmers and ignoring many other issues of national interest. The CM kept on making such statements that is harming the Congress.

Scindia has been constantly in his lost constituency and trying to read the mind of the people for his defeat and it has been realised that policies of the Congress in no way a serious attempt to revive the fortunes of the Congress as it is working on a strategy that is rather harming it.

The Congress has lost a big leader in Madhya Pradesh and it is on the verge of loosing power in the state but Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh and many such leaders are still ruling the roost in the state but they are apparently detrimental to the party which is trying hard to bounce back.

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Karnataka, Kamal and Kamal Nath: BJP’s opponents under constant pressure

By IndianMandarins 11 Sep 2019

Union minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted removing Kamal Nath from the post of MP CM for his involvement in 1984 Sikh riots case but it has a bigger political implication both for the BJP and the Congress alike. What is that?

The Congress has been accusing the BJP of its alleged intention of destabilizing Congress governments in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh after Karnataka government was taken over by the BJP replacing the Congress. Actually it has been NaMo-Shah strategy to keep their opponents on tenterhooks by keeping them under pressure. This seems to be the approach towards these states as well.

However, the BJP is in no position to do anything in Chhattisgarh but yes in MP they might do something if not topple the government, speculation is rife that Jyotiraditya Scindia may replace Kamal Nath in MP as Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP will have its own bearing the party and the BJP would eschew to go for any such move. A crippled non-performing government equally suits the BJP.

Not opening many fronts at the same time, the BJP will go slow in Rajasthan as Sachin Pilot has not forgotten that he was denied his due as CM’s post was given to Ashok Gehlot but Sachin will have to wait for some more time. This is clear that the NDA leadership does not do anything in such a way that anyone can read, understand or fathom their next move.

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