Former Union Minister and four-time parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress this morning, minutes after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi this morning.
In December 2018 Jyotiraditya Scindia was passed over chief ministership after he was able to show support from only 23 MLAs despite his contribution to the Congress's victory in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years.
Here is the full text of the Jyotiraditya Scindia's resignation letter:
Dear Mrs Gandhi ji,
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 with this party.
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 proving me with a platform to have served the nation.
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia
The Congress had been unable to reach Jyotiraditya Scindia since the drama began on Monday, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said. This was after 17 MLAs loyal to Mr Scindia were flown to BJP-ruled Karnataka in a chartered flight.