New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The stage was set and decks were cleared for Jyotiraditya Scindia's induction into the BJP at 12.30 p.m., but no leaders turned up at the given time. Sources say the induction has been delayed due to the "Rahu Kal", a phase considered ominous.
On Wednesday afternoon, the BJP media cell sent a message that read, "An Eminent personality will join the BJP in the presence of BJP National President Shri J.P. Nadda today (Wednesday) March 11, 12:30 p.m. at BJP HQ, 6 A, DDU Marg, New Delhi." Whenever, a high profile joining takes place, the BJP media cell refers to them as 'eminent citizens'.
But at 12.30 p.m., with a packed media auditorium, none of the BJP leaders turned up and neither did Scindia. While it was speculated that the Lok Sabha which was in session, to be the reason, soon it too got adjourned. Yet none of the BJP leaders turned up.
Sources in the BJP suggest that the BJP was told later about the Rahu Kal, an ominous phase, that starts at 12.30 p.m. Hence, the party which is very sensitive to such astrological findings, decided to postpone it by an hour and thirty minutes, till the phase was over.
Scindia resigned from the Congress on Tuesday, and is tipped to join the BJP on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, Scindia met Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.