Leading the BJP to a big victory in the Madhya Pradesh bypass, Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday that the results show that the state’s people regard Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh as “the greatest traitors.”
Of the 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh bypolls, the BJP won 16 seats and led at least three more seats at 10:25 p.m., according to the latest results, after a high-decibel campaign that saw a no-hold – forbidden battle between Scindia and his former colleagues in Congress.
Mr Scindia thanked the people of Madhya Pradesh for resting their confidence in the BJP of Madhya Pradesh and said that the credit goes first to the “solid” leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chairman of the JP party Nadda and Interior Minister Amit Shah.
Asked what he would like to say to Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh after this categorical victory, Mr. Scindia told the PTI: “I have nothing to tell them because the people of Madhya Pradesh have told them a lot by this verdict.”
“It is very clear that if there are traitors in Madhya Pradesh, the people of Madhya Pradesh consider, Mr. Digvijaya Singh and Mr. Kamal Nath, the duo, as the greatest traitors in Madhya Pradesh and that is all very apparent in the verdict that took place in this election. People have spoken, “said the former trade union minister.
Regarding former chief minister Digvijaya Singh’s claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be hacked and tampered with, he said what to do with people who do not trust democracy.
“If you don’t accept people’s verdict, people will continue to reject you and that is the lesson people like Mr. Digvijaya Singh and Congress need to learn,” he said.
Mr Scindia also praised the state leadership of BJP, including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Head of State Unit VD Sharma, and said everyone was working as one unit for make this result possible.
Credit for the result must also go “fully and completely” to every field worker who worked as if it were their own election, he said.
“I find it my privilege and honor to work in an organization that works together with a single goal like the Bhartiya Janata party does and that is why I want to thank (must go) the organization and leaders and a big thank you to the trust placed in us by the people of Madhya Pradesh, ”he said.
By-elections were made necessary after 22 rebel congressmen loyal to Mr Scindia resigned from the party in March this year, resulting in the fall of the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. Later, three more MPs resigned and joined the BJP, while three more seats became vacant due to the deaths of sitting MPs.