MP politics heats up after Scindia's Twitter tweak

MP politics heats up after Scindia's Twitter tweak

Former Congress MP from Guna-Shivpuri, Jyotiraditya Scindia. (Photo/Facebook)

Change in senior Jyotraditya Scindia’s twitter bio kept the social media abuzz with speculations about his future moves on Monday. He has shortened his introduction as “ public servant and cricket enthusiast” in the edited twitter profile. His Twitter bio had earlier stated, "Former Member of Parliament Guna (2002­2019). Former Minister for Power (I/C); MoS Comm.”

Rumours were afloat that the disgruntled Congress leader, who is believed to be unhappy over being denied chief minister post in Madhya Pradesh, might be planning to join hands with the BJP.

Scotching all rumours, Scindia clarified that he had changed his twitter bio a month ago. “I got feedback that it is a long bio-data and should be made short. All rumours around it are baseless’’.  

Social media went into overdrive with many wondering whether Scindia was planning to quit the Congress and others highlighting the reported differences between him and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

Soon after the change in the bio-data was spotted, #mamavapisaarahehai began trending in the social media.

State BJP spokesman Hitesh Bajpayee said the change in the bio-data signalled a new chapter in Madhya Pradesh politics. “ Scindia is unhappy over his neglect in the Congress and new political equations might be in the offing”.

However, state Congress spokesman Ajay Yadav condemned the rumours being spread about Jyotiraditya Scindia.

He clarified that Scindia had introduced himself as former union minister and former Lok Sabha member but had not mentioned his status in the Congress anywhere in his previous profile.

He cited former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s twitter bio-data which too does not have any reference to his status as BJP national vice president. Chouhan has introduced himself as “common man of Madhya Pradesh”.  

Although rumours stopped after Scindia clarified his position, the tweeter trends arising out of his changed bio-data have highlighted his tensed relations with the Conges, particularly with MP chief minister Kamal Nath.  

Scindia wanted to head Congress in the state after Kamal Nath became chief Minister late 2018. His efforts to get the top job were thwarted by senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Nath.

Scindia had resigned as party general secretary after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress president. 

There were rumours that Scindia was in touch with the BJP. He lost from his stronghold Guna in Lok Sabha polls

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