Bhopal: Expressing his willingness to be the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday called upon the BJP to work in tandem with the Congress for the betterment of the state.
Interacting with the media after the Congress staked claim to form the government in the state, Scindia hoped that the Congress tenure will not be marked with adversarial relations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“The battle has been fought and it is over. I congratulate the BJP for winning 109 seats. But now we have to look ahead. The next five years must not be adversarial. We must work together with the spirit of working for the betterment of and uplifting Madhya Pradesh,” said the Lok Sabha member from Guna.
Scindia said it was essential to work in partnership with the BJP to ensure the progress of the state.
“You fight a fight during elections and after that we are all are public servants. We are in this engagement to ensure that we make the state, the area we represent, a better place. For that we must work together.
As he and state party chief Kamal Nath are in the race for the Chief Ministerial post, Scindia expressed his willingness to accept the top post.
“Of course, it will be a privilege,” replied Scindia to a query on if he would like to hold the top post.
With the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party (2 seats), Samajwadi Party (1 seat) and four independents, the Congress with 114 seats of its own in the 230-member Assembly met Governor Anandiben Patel to stake claim to form the next government in the state.