Jyotiraditya Scindia changed his Twitter bio to a “public servant and cricket enthusiast”
BHOPAL| On Monday Congress party general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia uproot his party name and changed his Twitter bio to a “public servant and cricket enthusiast”. Which grab more eyeballs questioning on this shift.
Scindia, while making this change, has avoided his links with the Congress, giving no indication that he is either a part of the party or the Madhya Pradesh government led by Kamal Nath.
Soon after speculation started taking place Jyotiraditya Scindia gave clarification stating, ‘My bio was too long so I cut it short. Don’t believe in rumors.
Jyotiraditya Scindia to ANI, on no mention of Congress party in his Twitter bio: A month back I had changed my bio on Twitter. On people's advice I had made my bio shorter. Rumours regarding this are baseless. pic.twitter.com/63LAw9SIvb
— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2019
This is not the first time the disgruntled leader has tried to symbolically distance himself from the grand old party in the face of differences. Earlier, he altered his Twitter bio to identify himself as a “former MP from Guna and a former union minister,” while mentioning the portfolios he held under various UPA governments.
However, the recent change comes close on the heels of an intense ongoing tussle within the Congress unit of the state, where camps belonging to Chief Minister Kamal Nath and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh are calling the shots and Scindia is apparently feeling sidelined.
Jyotiraditya Scindia was seen as a front runner for the post of PCC chief but due to a lack of consensus, the party eventually put the appointment on the back burner.
Political observers opine that Scindia’s subtle way of expressing his anguish and disappointment towards his own party is fresh and unique as the leader has refrained from expressing his displeasure in the past when he was suddenly pushed out of the race for chief minister in MP in 2018.
In this situation, Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said, “Scindia is a senior and respectable leader of the Congress and such minor issues should not be blown out of proportion.” Refraining from making any further comments, Gupta added that the leader himself “could shed light on the change in his Twitter status.”
Taking a swipe at the Congress, BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said that by changing his twitter bio Scindia has actually summed up the recent state of affairs in his party regarding him.
“Scindia has been ignored in the Congress for long, but I have no knowledge if he is joining the saffron party,” said Kailash Vijayavargiya.