Jyotiraditya Scindia accompanied by Amit shah meets PM to join BJP today

Jyotiraditya Scindia accompanied by Amit shah meets PM to join BJP today

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, accompanied by Home Minister Amit Shah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi this morning, as the Congress government in the state edges closer to a dramatic collapse. Sources said the influential Congress leader may join the BJP today in a shock move and be nominated to the Rajya Sabha as its member.

Sources also said that as many as 20 Congress MLAs stand ready to submit letters of resignation, by fax, to the Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in a move that will topple the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government. Should the government fall, it will be the second since the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka last year.

The BJP, which had called its MLAs to Bhopal for a show of strength, will hold a meeting at a hotel in the city at 6 pm.

The Congress has been unable to reach Mr Scindia since the drama began, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh told reporters on Monday night.

"We tried to contact Scindiaji (Jyotiraditya Scindia) but it is being said that he has swine flu, so haven't been able to speak to him," Mr Singh said