In yet another twist in the Madhya Pradesh politics after the fall of the Kamla Nath government, the twenty-two rebel Congress MLAs have switched sides and have joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Thus giving the Congress a big blow in the state.
These MLA’s, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia, met BJP president J P Nadda, who welcomed their decision to join the saffron party.
The BJP is likely to field them in the bypolls necessitated by their resignations.
These former MLAs, believed to be Scindia loyalists, met Nadda at his residence. Vijayvargiya was also present there.
The Assembly speaker had accepted the resignations of 16 of these rebel Congress MLAs on Thursday, a day before Chief Minister Kamal Nath chose to resign after it became clear that his government had lost the majority.
The Speaker had accepted the resignations of six of them earlier.