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BMC removes BJP’s welcome posters for Jyotiraditya Scindia

Posters of Jyotiraditya Scindia put up by the BJP in Bhopal were removed by the Municipal Corporation. Scindia is expected to reach the Madhya Pradesh capital this evening. A grand...

Bhopal: Posters of Jyotiraditya Scindia put up by the BJP in Bhopal were removed by the Municipal Corporation. Scindia is expected to reach the Madhya Pradesh capital this evening. A grand welcome has been planned for the newly-inducted, high-profile member and the BJP had put up several posters and banners across the city to welcome him.

The posters feature the former Congress leader along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda. However, Scindia's face was blackened in some of the posters by unknown persons.

Jyotiraditya, who was welcomed into the BJP by Nadda at the party headquarters on Wednesday, will reach the Madhya Pradesh BJP office after a road show from the airport. At the party office, he is expected to garland the statues of Deendayal Upadhyay, his grandmother Vijayaraje Scindia, Kushabhau Thackeray and the portrait of his father, Madhavrao Scindia.

Scindia, 49, quit the Congress on the day of Holi, ending his 18-year association with the 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. He will file his nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls tomorrow.

His exit from the Congress along with 21 Madhya Pradesh MLAs endangers the Congress in a major state where it had come to power just 15 months ago. The Congress, along with Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and independents, has 120 MLAs in Madhya Pradesh, four more than the majority mark of 116 in the 230-member assembly. If the 21 resignations are accepted, the majority mark will fall to 104. This will make it easier for the BJP - with 107 MLAs - to stake claim to power.

 

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