The twenty-two former Congress legislators who had resigned from the party following Jyotiraditya Scindia’s resignation, have now formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The resignation of these MLAs played a critical role in the eventual fall of Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.
“With a pledge of Madhya Pradesh’s development and progress, 22 ex-legislators and my former colleagues from the Congress, who are a part of my family, met BJP President JP Nadda today, and joined the party,” Mr Scindia said in a tweet in Hindi.
The 22 MLAs, all loyalists to former Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh royal Jyotiraditya Scindia, resigned from the party on March 9, bringing the Kamal Nath government on brink of collapse.
The resignations, however, were not immediately accepted by Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati.
The MLAs were later taken to a resort in Bengaluru by BJP to avoid any horse-trading attempts.
After weeks of political drama, the resignations of all the MLAs were accepted on Thursday following a Supreme Court judgment. CM Kamal Nath resigned the next day.