India's future is safe in the hands of PM Modi: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

India's future is safe in the hands of PM Modi: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

Former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 11, a day after quitting the Indian National Congress.

Scindia was inducted into the BJP by party chief JP Nadda at the headquarters in New Delhi.

Addressing the press, Scindia said Congress was no longer what it used to be and that it is living in denial.

"I am saddened with the situation in Congress. Congress is no longer what it used to be. It rejects reality. In Madhya Pradesh, we had a dream when we formed the government there in 2018. But in 18 months, those dreams have been destroyed," Scindia said shortly after his induction.

“Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ji, has got not once, but twice, a mandate like no other. The way he has worked, I feel that the future of India is safe in the hands of PM Modi. He has worked with a vision,” the 49-year-old said.

“I have always believed that social service should be our only objective. Politics should be a medium to fulfil that, nothing more than that,” he said.

Scindia, the head of the Gwalior royal family, also repeatedly thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for "welcoming me into their family".

“I would like to thank Nadda ji for presenting me with this platform. I am hopeful that I will get an opportunity to serve the people. I am excited to work on the path shown by PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah,” he added.