Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday hit out at Congress’s Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh after he called him a “traitor” for leaving the Congress and defecting to the BJP.

“I don’t want to fall to that level… People who called Osama (bin Laden) as ‘Osama Ji’ and say that they will restore Article 370 when they come to power Public will decide as to who is a traitor, who isn’t,” news agency ANI quoted Scindia as saying.

Scindia’s remark came after Digvijaya Singh targeted his ex-colleague for leaving the Congress and toppling the Kamal Nath-led erstwhile Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.

“Scindia took advantage of Congress and later joined BJP. He also took our MLAs with him by distributing money. History will not forgive traitors. The generations to come will remember the betrayers,” PTI quoted Digvijaya Singh as saying.

“When it comes to the queen of Jhansi, does the name of the Scindia family get mentioned or not (for deceiving)? If he (the then Scindia ruler) had helped Hindu kings in the battle of Panipat, Ahmed Shah Abdali would have lost the battle of Panipat. If Scindia had not betrayed us, the Congress government in MP would have stayed in power even today,” he added.

On Sunday, Scindia addressed a rally at Raghogarh, the home turf of Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Without naming Singh, Scindia said the leader was not interested in politics and had no passion for development.


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