BHOPAL: On the second day of BJP’s membership drive in Gwalior, Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia said that he was offered the post of deputy CM in the previous Congress government but he rejected it as he was “wary of Congress leaders’ wrongdoings”.
“I am a public servant. If I had been a servant of the ‘chair’, I would have accepted the proposal of deputy CM given by Kamal Nath ji and Digvijaya Singh ji. But I knew that people sitting in the government would destroy the state and I didn’t want to be part of them. I followed my sixth sense and refused the offer,” Scindia said before a large gathering of BJP workers on Sunday.
BJP says more than 35,000 Congress workers from Gwalior-Chambal region have taken party membership in the last two days. The membership drive continued on Sunday despite chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing statewide lockdown on on August 7 in view of the rising Covid numbers.
“Fake promises and breach of trust led to the fall of the Congress government. I have been blamed for the murder of democracy but it was Congress that was involved in corruption during its 15-month rule,” alleged Scindia.