March 9, 2021 | 12:18 AM IST
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Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joins BJP; says nation’s future is secure in PM Modi’s hands

Bringing the two-day political drama to a climax, Maharaja of Madhya Pradesh and Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at the party’s headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon. Scindia reached the headquarters at around 2.30 pm and met BJP party President JP Nadda, Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and other prominent senior party leaders.

Later, Nadda inducted, Scindia into the party by offering him a party stole and a bouquet. During the induction ceremony, Scindia said, “I want to express gratitude to respected Nadda ji, our PM Narendra Modi, our Home Minister Amit Shah for having invited me to their family.”
He further went on to add, “In my life, two dates were very important. First when I lost my father (Madhav Rao Scindia) on September 30, 2001 - it was a life-changing moment for me – and then March 10, 2020 – my father’s 75th birth anniversary. In the last 18-19 years, my respected father and I have done all we could for Congress.”

Speaking about Congress, he said “Congress is no longer what it used to be. It is living in denial. My aim is to serve the nation.  In the last 18 months, all my dreams have been shattered. Promises to farmers have not been fulfilled. Mandsaur victims have not got justice.
Scindia also thanked PM Modi saying, “I consider myself lucky to have got a platform to serve the nation. Thank you, PM Modi. He has got a massive mandate from the public - not once but twice. I believe nation's future is secure in his hands.
 On the occasion, remembering Scindia’s Grandmother Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia, Nadda said, “Today, her grandson joins us. We welcome him wholeheartedly. I assure him that he will get to express himself, become a part of the party's core ideology. BJP is a very democratic party where every individual has his say.
Scindia served as the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in the UPA-1 government and as the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the UPA-II government between 2009 and 2012. He was also the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Power between 2012 and 2014.

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