Bhopal: Jyotiraditya Scindia arrived in Bhopal on Thursday evening on his maiden visit after switching over to the BJP. His visit was delayed by two hours and he was taken in a procession by the BJP workers from the airport.
Scindia who has been nominated as the BJP candidate will file his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha on Friday, the closing day for nominations.
BJP workers, who missed no opportunity to criticize Scindia till a couple of days ago, went to welcome him with great fanfare. He was taken from the airport to the BJP office for the state Working Committee meeting for the modalities of nomination.
Scindia is expected to garland the statues of Deendayal Upadhyay, his grandmother Vijayaraje Scindia, Kushabhau Thakre and father Madhavrao Scindia before filing his nomination.
On Friday, Scindia will file nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha with senior BJP leaders. At the same time, in support of Scindia, over 10,000 activists including many Congress district heads of Gwalior, Guna, and Shivpuri have resigned from the party.
On the other hand, Scindia’s posters put up near Polytechnic square in Bhopal were either smeared with ink or partly torn by Congress activists. (IANS)