The political circles and people in Madhya Pradesh are surprised over the defeat of Jyotiraditya Scindia in his den Guna-Shivpuri constituency, which was never lost by his family since independence.
The defeat is not an ordinary one, as Scindia lost to one of his old aides and a trusted lieutenant Krishna Pal Singh Yadav, who hails from Ashoknagar district and even worked as MP representative to Scindia in the past before finally parting his ways with the ‘Maharaja’ ahead of 2018 assembly polls over denial of ticket from Mungaoli.
Narrating old association of the two, pictures of them are going viral ever since Yadav was adjudged winner on Thursday. Yadav, an Ayurvedic physician by profession hails to Ashoknagar where his father Raghuveer Singh Yadav was a Congress leader and district panchayat president on four occasions and had close association with late Madhav Rao Scindia, Jyotiraditya’s father.
By the virtue of this friendship, Yadav too had close bonding with the Scindias since early days. Yadav’s wife is district Panchayat member in Ashoknagar. In one of the viral pics, Scindia is seen boarding his SUV and Yadav is seen in front of the vehicle clicking a selfie with the ‘Maharaj’, as Scindia is addressed in Gwalior-Chambal region.
The second viral pic dates back to their childhood days when both are seen sharing a frame years ago. Locals claim then Scindia studied in class XI while Yadav was in class VI that time and the pic was clicked at the inauguration of a stadium in Guna.
Their association had continued to years till 2018 when Scindia had reportedly asked Dr Yadav to contest a by-poll in Mungaoli and he had agreed. Things turned ugly when the party had asked Yadav to halt his electoral plans.
Some people believe that Yadav was once scolded by Scindia over some issue and this has created a rift among the two which finally led to their separation in January 2018.