Posted on November 25, 2019, 1:02 PM IST
Looks like the new age political symbol is one’s Twitter bio, after all when leaders get miffed with their party, they simply change their social media bio. The recent one being Jyotiraditya Scindia, he changed his bio to a “public servant and cricket enthusiast”, raising unsullied rumours over political tensions contained with the Congress party.
Scindia, has intentionally avoided establishing his contacts with the Congress, giving no hint that he is either a part of the party or the Madhya Pradesh government which is led by Kamal Nath.
This is not the first time the dissatisfied leader has tried to symbolically detach himself from the grand old party in the face of differences. Earlier, he altered his Twitter bio to identify himself as a “former MP from Guna and a former union minister,” while mentioning the portfolios he held under various UPA governments.
Nevertheless, the current change has been a direct result of intense ongoing tussle within the Congress unit of the state, where camps belonging to Chief Minister Kamal Nath and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh are calling the shots and Scindia according to the grapevine is feeling powerless.
For the past few months, Scindia was seen as a front runner for the post of PCC chief but due to a lack of consensus, the party eventually put the appointment on the back burner. Things took an ugly turn when recently, the senior leader questioned his own government by casting aspersions on the contentious farm loan waiver scheme.
The Congress, in an attempt to pacify him, appointed the former MP in-charge of Maharashtra ahead of assembly polls. However, the Scindia family scion chose to concentrate on his home turf of Gwalior and Chambal region instead.
Political observers opine that Scindia’s subtle way of expressing his anguish and disappointment towards his own party is fresh and unique as the leader has refrained from expressing his displeasure in the past when he was suddenly pushed out of the race for chief minister in MP in 2018.
Speaking about the situation, Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said, “Scindia is a senior and respectable leader of the Congress and such minor issues should not be blown out of proportion.” Refraining from making any further comments, Gupta added that the leader himself “could shed light on the change in his Twitter status.”
Taking a jibe at Congress, BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said that by changing his twitter bio Scindia has actually summed up the recent state of affairs in his party.
With the Twitter bio of Scindia changing, speculations are rife on whether Scindia has finally decided to divorce the Congress, which seems to have denied him his due, and switch sides to the BJP. "Scindia has been ignored in the Congress for long, but I have no knowledge if he is joining the the saffron party," said Kailash Vijayavargiya.