Jyotiraditya Scindia meets Shivraj Singh Chouhan, sets rumour mills abuzz

Last Modified Tuesday, 22 January 2019 (16:06 IST)
Bhopal: Political circles in Madhya Pradesh are abuzz with various speculations after senior leader called on former chief minister and stalwart at the latter’s residence Monday night.
 
Chouhan and Scindia remained closeted for nearly an hour, reports said Tuesday.
 
However, what transpired at the private meeting could not be known.
 
Both Scindia and Chouhan have termed the meeting as a “courtesy visit”.
 
Scindia, the chief whip of Congress in the Lok Sabha, was in Bhopal en route to Guna last night when he visited Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi at his residence to condole death of the latter’s mother.
 
He suddenly expressed his desire to meet Chouhan and reached his residence after 9 PM, reports said.
 
After emerging from Chouhan’s residence, Scindia told reporters that it was a courtesy meeting and that they discussed many issues.
 
Scindia said he didn’t believe in harbouring a grudge against his political rivals.
 
Chouhan also described the meeting as a “courtesy visit”.
 
“We have met and held discussions, but there is no complaint or any hard feelings,” the former chief minister said.
 
In the 2018 assembly elections, the Congress scored a narrow victory over BJP which had been in power for three consecutive terms since 2003.