In a shocking lead, former Union Minister and congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress this morning, minutes after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi this morning.
The sudden move of Scindia has left the Congress government in the state on the brink a dramatic collapse, with sources saying the influential leader may join the BJP today in a shock move and be nominated to the Rajya Sabha as its member.
Sources also said that as many as 20 Congress MLAs stand ready to submit letters of resignation, by fax, to the Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in a move that will topple the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government.
Should the government fall, it will be the second since the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka last year and represent a major setback to a party already struggling for relevance after two successive routs in Lok Sabha polls.
As the crisis unfolds, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal met party chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.