Bengaluru: Over 19 Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh, who have been staying in Bengaluru, tendered their resignations from the Legislative Assembly just hours after Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party on Tuesday, March 10.
After immense speculations over his divorce with the Congress party, Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the primary membership of the party and sent his resignation letter to AICC interim-president Sonia Gandhi.
In his resignation, he cited, “…as you well know, this is a path that has been drawing itself out over the last year.” He added that he is “unable” to “serve” people having been a part of the Congress.
He added that, to respect the “aspirations of my people and my workers”, he has taken this decision.
Earlier in the day, Scindia met Amit Shah, who took him to the Prime Minister’s residence where an hour-long meeting with PM Narendra Modi took place. Following that meeting, which sealed the next move of Scindia, he released the letter to Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile, the MP legislators in Bengaluru have demanded police protection in a letter addressed to the Karnataka DGP. The letter states, “We’ve come to Karnataka voluntarily for some important work regarding which we require protection for our safe movement and stay in and around Bengaluru.”
With the resignation of 19 MLAs from the assembly, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is reduced to a minority party in the Assembly.
(with inputs from ANI)