The Congress party, which has been facing a political crisis in Karnataka and Goa where its MLAs have either rebelled or switched side, has rushed its general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia to Madhya Pradesh to avert similar developments in the state, reports India Today.
Scindia arrived in Bhopal on Thursday (11 July) and met with Chief Minster Kamal Nath over lunch at his residence, according to the senior party leaders.
The party general secretary also visited the state assembly and interacted with people at the Coffee House. In the evening, he met with most of the state ministers and legislators of the party and its allies at the residence of his key supporter and state Cabinet minister Tulsiram Silawat.
According to the report, a senior Congress leader claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party had contacted at least 10-15 Congress MLAs in last one month to seek if they are willing to switch over.
The move by Congress party comes at a time when 10 of its 15 Goa MLAs have switched side to join BJP and its 13-month old coalition government with Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka is facing a crisis following resignation of more than 13 MLAs.