After being associated with Congress for 18 years, Jyotiraditya Scindia has joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He offered his resignation to Sonia Gandhi on the Holi Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and J P Nadda, who is set to be elected BJP president, will hold a meeting with chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of party-ruled states on Monday evening.
The statement, however, has not gone down well with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and party MP Meenakshi Lekhi trained guns at the corporate biggie on Tuesday.
NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here on Saturday in the presence of top saffron party leaders, including its president Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, with Shah asserting that the BJP-led alliance will come back to power in the state with three-fourths majority.
Sanjay Seth and Surendra Singh Nagar had resigned earlier this month from their seats and had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The Congress and JD(S) Friday severely criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party and the 'BJP backed Governor' for allowing B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka through "unconstitutional means", charging that parliamentary democracy was being "butchered" in the state.
Modi, who also holds the finance portfolio, was one of those who had filed a PIL in the case at Patna High Court following which the probe was handed over to the CBI.
Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.