MP: Delhi shows no Modi magic now, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2015 22:36 IST

Congress parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the Delhi verdict clearly showed the electorate was disillusioned with Narendra Modi now and hence they rejected the BJP in the recently held assembly elections.

He congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for his party’s resounding victory and admitted that the Congress needed to do some introspection about its poor show in the nation’s capital.

Scindia was speaking to journalists during his visit to leader of opposition Satyadev Katare's residence in Bhopal on Wednesday. Katare has been ill for some time.

Replying to a question, Scindia said, "The myth of development that was weaved by the BJP has been shattered. They had made big promises but now they have been totally exposed."

He said first the BJP talked about mission 44 in Jammu and Kashmir but it failed to form the government there and now Delhi had given a strong message to the saffron party. "There is no Modi magic now", he said.

Congratulating Arvind Kejriwal, he said there was a big responsibility on the AAP leader to fulfil the promises made by his party.

Regarding Congress' performance in Delhi, the former Union minister said that it was worrying. "We need to introspect. Now we will go to the public with a fresh thought and new agenda", he said. "In politics, ups and downs happen."

On Congress' repeated loss in Madhya Pradesh, Scindia said that the party had done well in the panchayat polls in the Gwalior-Chambal region, and these were good signs for the party in the state.

About suspected leadership change in MP, Scindia said that state Congress president Arun Yadav was doing a fine job. "Any decision on the change of leadership in the state can only be taken by the top leadership of the party", he added.

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