Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia’s “welcome” remarks to the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh could be an indication of “coming home,” a spokesman for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) said on Thursday.
The yatra entered the village of Bodarli in the MP’s Burhanpur district from neighboring Maharashtra on Wednesday morning.
BJP leader Scindia had said, “Everyone is welcome in Madhya Pradesh”, referring to the march on November 23. Scindia, a former member of the Indian National Congress (INC), left the party in March 2020.
“It could be an indication of ‘ghar wapsi,'” said Kuldeep Singh Rathore, the former chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC).
Claiming the highest ever number of votes in polls in the hill state is a clear indication of change as people were unhappy with the BJP-led state government, he said, adding that the Congress would vote the government in Himachal Pradesh with a clear majority to shape.
The script of the BJP’s defeat was written when it lost three parliamentary elections and one Lok Sabha election last year after the Congress highlighted price hikes, inflation and non-governance as major issues dominating the polls, Rathore added.
The new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh will be determined by the MLAs and the party’s high command, he said.
On the issue of horse trading, Rathore said: “The practice is quite possible, but we have full confidence in the integrity of our members.” He called on party leaders to remain disciplined, adding that there are many more challenges ahead. .
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