An change between BJP chief Jyotraditya Scindia and his former Congress colleague Digvijaya Singh made for an amusing interlude within the Rajya Sabha as we speak, in the midst of a dialogue on the farmer protests.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, talking in parliament for the primary time since his crossover final year from the Congress – his social gathering of 19 years – to the BJP, focused what he referred to as the double requirements of the Congress-led UPA authorities on the farm legal guidelines on the centre of an enormous farmers’ agitation exterior Delhi. The Congress and different opposition events have supported the demand of farmers that the legal guidelines be repealed. Mr Scindia sought to spotlight what he alleged was the Congress’s flip-flop on the legal guidelines.
“Within the 2019 election manifesto, the Congress had promised reforms for farmers. In 2010-11, our Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had written to all Chief Ministers and stated that non-public sector participation was essential in agriculture and for that, amendments have been wanted within the APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) Act enacted by state governments,” Mr Scindia stated.
“We’ve to vary this behavior of fixing our stance. We won’t have it each methods – how lengthy can this go on?”
Talking proper after Mr Scindia, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh started by taking a swipe at him.
“Scindia-ji I congratulate you. The way in which you earlier used to current the UPA’s perspective forcefully in the home, as we speak you’ve got achieved a wonderful job of expressing the BJP’s view. Wah Maharaj-ji wah!” – Digvijaya Singh grinned, utilizing the Madhya Pradesh chief’s nickname.
Mr Scindia smiled and retorted: “It’s all due to your blessings.”
To which, Mr Singh returned: “My blessings have been all the time with you. And can all the time be with you, regardless of which social gathering you be a part of”.
The whole Home erupted in laughter on the banter.