Big Blow To Congress As Senior Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia Supports Citizenship Amendment Bill: Report

Big Blow To Congress As Senior Leader Jyotiraditya Scindia Supports Citizenship Amendment Bill: ReportSenior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia (Yann/WIkimedia Commons)

In a major embarrassment for the Congress party, its senior party leader and former union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has supported the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Dainik Bhaskar has reported.

As per the report, Scindia was quoted as saying that the bill confirms to India’s culture, values and traditions. Scindia added that while the CAB may not confirm to the Indian Constitution, it is in line with India’s values of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam.

Scindia said that for thousands of years India has given refuge to everyone who came to its shores. The Congress party on the other hand has vehemently opposed the bill.

Incidentally it isn’t the only time Scindia has broken party ranks in recent days. Even during the Article 370 abolition, Scindia had supported the Narendra Modi led central government’s move despite his party’s opposition.

In a tweet, Scindia had asserted that the abolition was in India’s best interest.