'Not just a turning point for me': Jyotiraditya Scindia on joining BJP

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'Not just a turning point for me': Jyotiraditya Scindia on joining BJP
'Not just a turning point for me': Jyotiraditya Scindia on joining BJP

New Delhi : Jyotiraditya Scindia has officially joined Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) on Wednesday; he called the event as a 'turning point' in his life.

He expressed his gratitude to PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and JP Nadda for accepting and welcoming him to the party.

"It's not just a turning point in my life, but also an opportunity for me to continue my commitment towards public service under the inspirational leadership of PM Modi-ji," Mr Scindia wrote in a post-midnight tweet.

49-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia submitted his resignation to the Congress chief on Holi, ending his 18-year long association with Congress.

Shortly after joining the BJP on Wednesday, he was named by the party for one of the two Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh due for elections later this month.

"I consider myself lucky that I have got a platform to serve the nation. I thank the Prime Minister. No other government has ever won a mandate like PM Modi did, not once but twice, in this country's history. The PM's ability to work, using that mandate in a proactive way, and the way he has brought international repute to India, and the way he has implemented schemes, I believe the country is safe in his hands," said the former Congress leader, who had very recently attacked the BJP over the violence in Delhi.

His ouster from Congress with 21 MLAs has put the Madhya Pradesh government in crisis as they have now gone short from the majority figure. Kamal Nath has claimed that he will go for the floor test and will prove majority to retain the government.