There are reports that former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram wanted to join the BJP. This comes as embarrassing as his son put out a tweet about ideology in relation to Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Congress
Bengaluru: On Tuesday (March 10) Jyotiraditya Scindia finally bade goodbye to the Congress party. His long stint with the grand old party came to an end as he tendered his resignation, addressed to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi.
Interestingly, there was one tweet that caught everyone’s imagination.
I understand ambition. But is ideology irrelevant?— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) March 10, 2020
Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said in his tweet, “I understand ambition. But is ideology irrelevant?”
And as he put out this tweet, Twitterati reminded him of his father’s decision to join the BJP way back in the 1990s.
P Chidambaram lobbied hard to join BJP. Through Jaswant Singh. LK Advani would not countenance the suggestion. https://t.co/CJRK8C7XIb— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) March 10, 2020
Others added that he lobbied to get into the party through another BJP senior leader Jaswant Singh, but it was LK Advani who did not countenance the proposal.
What gives fillip to this thought is that another BJP senior leader Subramanian Swamy ratifying it.
As reported by Times of India, Swamy had said that Chidambaram had tried to join the saffron party to save himself (from financial fraud?), but the party had not wished to enrol him. It added that Swamy tried to save himself through other means.
While this indeed is a fact as put out by the media, there are other speculation theories that did the rounds as well. One of them is that the Congress party itself wanted to plant him in the saffron party and act as a mole and do a ‘ghar wapsi’ when the time was ripe.
In fact, in another related development at that time, as reported by the Hindu newspaper, the Tamil Nadu BJP unit was agitated over this fact and expressed its displeasure as well.
Back to the story of Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Congress, seems like the Congress is in no mood to retain its young leaders.
There are reports that Sachin Pilot to might follow in the footsteps of Scindia.
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Last Updated 11, Mar 2020, 1:31 PM