Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from party

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Jyotiraditya Scindia

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has tendered his resignation from the Congress party. In a letter sent to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Scindia said he is resigning from the primary membership of the Congress party.

The resignation letter states that he will continue to serve the people of his state and country and that he was unable to do this when in Congress.

Crisis loomed over the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh after 17 MLAs, including at least six ministers, known to be Scindia loyalists, left for Bengaluru.

In Delhi, sources said hectic efforts were underway by the Congress leadership to save the party's government in Madhya Pradesh.

Scindia has long been at daggers drawn with Kamal Nath over leadership issues.

Earlier, the party high command sent emissaries, including Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to Scindia in order to win him back. But the efforts have not borne any fruit.

Pilot tried to reach out to Scindia, but failed. The disgruntled Scindia did not respond to his message, sources said.

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