Kamal Nath's 'Hit the Streets' Remark Aimed at Jyotiraditya Scindia Led to Our Exit, Say Ex-Congress MLAs
Congress leader Kamal Nath's remark that Jyotiraditya Scindia 'can hit the streets if he wants to' rankled with the MLAs who were loyal to the latter and led to their exit from the party, some of them said on Wednesday.
It was believed that one of the demands of disgruntled Scindia was that Silawat, his loyalist, be made deputy chief minister.
Referring to it, Silawat said that "nobody in the history of Congress party had put all his might at stake for making a Dalit leader deputy CM, like Scindia did."
Former minister and Scindia supporter Govind Singh Rajput refuted allegations that the BJP paid them huge sums of money for switching loyalty.
When asked at what point they decided to part ways with the Congress, all of them said that Naths dismissive remark about Scindia was the turning point.