Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia is playing a dual role this election. He is the party candidate from Guna in Madhya Pradesh and also the party in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh. Taking time out from campaigning for the May 12 polls in Guna, Scindia speaks to Preetha Nair about the party’s prospects. Excerpts:
How are you juggling between MP and UP?
I am dividing my time between UP, MP and other parts of India. I have no clue about where my overnight camp is and where I am sleeping today. I will be campaigning in Guna for a month after filing nomination.
This was the first election after you took charge of western UP. Will the Congress play a role in the state?
I think the BJP is certainly on the backfoot. Our party has put up a pretty good show. The million-dollar question is locked up in the ballot boxes (EVMs). Let’s wait till May 23. I am quite confident that the Congress will perform well.