Jyotiraditya Scindia | ‘For Sale’: Indian Youth Congress leader Srinivas BV mocks Jyotiraditya Scindia; BJP strikes back

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Highlights

  • New low in Indian politics, says BJP
  • King already purchased, ready to take over Maharaja Airlines which is ready to be sold, Congressman says
  • Scindia takes orders today

New Delhi: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) President Srinivas BV has lashed out at Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, calling him “bikau” (salable).

Srinivas shared a cartoon on his Twitter that sparked a row with netizens saying this kind of negativity would only hurt Congress.

Reacting to this, BJP leader RP Singh called it a new low in Indian politics and said people who sold out the whole country blame Scindia.

This is nothing but a political bankruptcy of Congress and its leadership, he added.

‘BJP harnesses talent; frustrated young congressional leaders’

BJP spokesman Gaurav Bhatia also criticized Congress for targeting young and enterprising leaders like Scindia, saying it showed the big old party’s utter frustration.

“The message is clear that the BJP recognizes and harnesses talent, and in Congress the mantra is that if someone has more potential than Rahul Gandhi then don’t let them rise,” Bhatia said.

He also claimed that young congressional leaders are frustrated because they are not getting the opportunity they deserve.

‘Already bought king, is ready to…’

On Thursday, the Madhya Pradesh Congress also considered the newly inducted minister.

“Already bought King, ready to take over Maharaja Airlines which is ready to be sold,” the Congressman tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).

Scindia, who moved from Congress to the BJP last year, had served as Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology and, in the UPA II government, served as Union Minister of State for Trade and to Industry.

He also played a key role in the BJP’s return to power in Madhya Pradesh last year after the Congress government led by Kamal Nath ruled the state for 15 months.

Jyotiraditya’s father, Madhav Rao Scindia, had also served as Minister of Civil Aviation and held the post from 1991 to 1993.