New Delhi: Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has now joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party National President JP Nadda.
He has been inducted into the party at BJP’s headquarters.
“I would like to thank JP Nadda ji, PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah that they invited me to their family and gave me a place in it,” he said.
“There have been 2 life changing events for me – one, the day I lost my father and the second, yesterday when I decided to choose a new path for my life…The Congress party is not anymore the party that it was earlier,” he added.
He accused the Congress for its improper ruling in his state of Madhya Pradesh.
“My father tried to work for the country and the state when he was in Congress. But the situation that has been created today, I am not able to fulfil my target of working for the country. Today’s Congress is not the same as it used to be.”
“I thank JP Nadda ji for giving me this opportunity, who follows the path of Amit Shah ji and PM Modi ji for the progress and development of the nation,” Scindia said.
A four-time MP, Scindia first got elected from Guna in Madhya Pradesh in 2002 after winning a bye-election necessitated by his father’s demise. He was only 31 years old at that time.
He gradually made his way up the Congress ladder becoming Minister of State for Communications and IT in 2007 during the Congress-led UPA-1. In 2009, he became Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and in 2012 was appointed Minister of State for Power during UPA-2