Digvijay Singh

  • None in Congress has spoken to me on contesting from Varanasi: Digvijay Singh 28-03-2014 11:24 PM

    Amid speculation that Congress is seriously considering him as a candidate against Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, senior party leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said no one in Congress has so far broached the issue to him. "...No one in my party has even broached the subject of...
  • Sushma Swaraj would be a better PM than Modi: Digvijaya 25-03-2014 02:31 PM

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj would be a much better Prime Minister than Narendra Modi, the official nominee of BJP for the top post. "I say that Sushma would be a much better Prime Minister than Modi due to...
  • Laxman Singh hopeful of a win from Sushma Swaraj's LS seat in MP 21-03-2014 05:47 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's younger brother Laxman, who is the party nominee from Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, on Friday said he was hopeful of a victory against BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj. Laxman said that there was no question of his being afraid...
  • Congress going through generational,structural change: Digvijay Singh 14-03-2014 09:15 PM

    Observing that the Congress is going through a "generational and structural change", AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh said in Hyderabad on Friday that leaders like him want young leaders to emerge in the party. "I don't think anyone of the senior (Congress) political leaders are talking of 'sanyas' any more....
  • Congress leaders in 'depression of defeat', need treatment: BJP 09-03-2014 04:02 PM

    BJP on Sunday attacked Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his barbs at Narendra Modi over his marital status, saying his comments reflected the "depression" creeping in the ruling party leaders over their "certain" defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Congress leaders have sunk into "depression of defeat", party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas...
  • 15th Lok Sabha lost maximum hours to disruptions: Digvijay Singh 16-02-2014 03:39 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that the present Lok Sabha has created a record for losing maximum hours of work due to repeated obstruction of proceedings. He also urged the Members of Parliament to behave properly so that people do not lose faith in democracy. "15th LS creates...
  • Shivanand Tiwari slams Nitish Kumar for 'arrogance' 02-02-2014 06:00 PM

    Peeved at the denial of a second term in Rajya Sabha, senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Sunday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for being 'arrogant' and said there was no place in the party for anyone who disagreed with Kumar. "Kumar is an arrogant person who...
  • Congress dismisses panic factor over nomination of senior leaders for RS polls 29-01-2014 06:10 PM

    Congress on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that nomination of leaders like Digvijay Singh and Madhusudan Mistry for the Rajya Sabha indicate any panic in the party about defeat in Lok Sabha polls. "I do not think so. It is a matter decided by the state units with permission of the Congress...
  • Pawar, Goel among 25 likely to be elected unopposed to RS 28-01-2014 09:36 PM

    Union minister Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Murli Deora, RPI's Ramdas Athawale and Vijay Goel (BJP) are likely to be elected unopposed along with 21 others in various states in the February 7 biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha as Digvijay Singh and Kumari Selja entered the fray on Tuesday. The...
  • LJP-Cong pre-poll alliance on the cards? Digvijaya meets Ram Vilas Paswan 26-01-2014 11:50 PM

    Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh who was in favour of an alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD, on Sunday met LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan triggering speculation that the three parties have in principle agreed to come together to fight the next Lok Sabha polls in Bihar. Singh had earlier also...
  • State Congress Secretary suspended over controversial remark on Digvijay Singh 25-01-2014 06:46 PM

    Newly appointed Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav on Sunday suspended State Secretary Jagdish Yadav for allegedly calling senior leader Digvijay Singh as "inauspicious" and speaking against him. Jagdish had reportedly made his controversial comment at the first meeting of the State Congress Working Committee in Bhopalon Saturday after Arun...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill 24-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday skipped a proposed visit to Delhi to meet AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to discuss the issue of Rajya Sabha polls in view of the ongoing Assembly session, where Telangana Bill is being discussed currently. Reddy has informed Singh, in-charge...
  • Digvijay criticises Kejriwal, says government is not run by dharnas 20-01-2014 04:06 PM

    Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his dharna demanding action against police officials for alleged dereliction of duty, saying government is not run "on the streets". He said the Aam Aadmi Party and Kejriwal should not interfere in the functioning of Delhi Police...
  • Congress works more than the Opposition, but fails in marketing: Rahul 12-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Bangalore: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the Congress works more than the Opposition but is not as good when it comes to marketing. "Our opposition markets better, works less. We work more but aren't good at marketing," he...
  • Digvijaya targets Modi over Run for Unity 15-12-2013 06:08 PM

    Targeting BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said it was an irony that "a man running away from unity was asking you to run for unity". Modi today flagged off Run for Unity, a nationwide event which seeks to drum up support for...
  • Andhra bifurcation: Digvijay Singh expresses hope of passing Telangana bill before polls 13-12-2013 05:54 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who is in-charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, said in Hyderabad on Friday that he hoped the bill for the formation of separate Telangana state would be passed before the 2014 general elections though time is short to complete all procedures. The President has...
  • Provincial polls have no bearing on general elections: Congress 07-12-2013 03:50 PM

    With most opinion and exit polls predicting a rout for it in four states, Congress has sought to shift the discourse from Assembly polls to Lok Sabha elections citing past trends to buttress the point that provincial polls do not have a bearing on general elections. "BJP should be cautious...
  • Pappu Yadav ventures into literary world with 'Drohkal Ka Pathik' 27-11-2013 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: It was a different discourse by 'muscleman' politician from Bihar Pappu Yadav on Wednesday as he ventured into a hitherto unknown territory of literature. Yadav's book "Drohkal Ka Pathik (One who walked in a period of rebellion)" was released by well-known critic of Hindi literature Namwar Singh in...
  • Relatives of Cong, BJP bigwigs in MP poll fray 10-11-2013 10:29 PM

    Ten relatives of leaders of BJP and Congress will contest the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for November 25. The kin of those contesting polls include Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's son Jaivardhan from Raghogarh in Guna district, former Deputy Chief Minister late Subhash Yadav's son Sachin from Kasravad in...
  • Telangana: Andhra Congress leaders meet on bifurcation 09-11-2013 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: Amid protests in Seemandhra region against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, a meeting of the State Congress Co-ordination Committee chaired by the AICC State affairs in-charge Digvijaya Singh was held on Friday. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and...
  • BJP is engaged in placating personalities: Digvijay Singh 07-11-2013 05:08 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday slammed the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh and said the saffron party seems to have shunned its basic principles and was now only "placating" personalities. Addressing a meeting on Wednesday evening in Chachoda in favour of Congress nominee Shiv Narayan Meena, Singh said,...
  • Digvijaya Singh's son in Congress list for MP polls 06-11-2013 12:01 AM

    Jaivardhan Singh, US educated son of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, and Bhuwaneshwar Singh, son-in-law of late leader Arjun Singh, figure in the second list of 82 party candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls announced by AICC on Tuesday night. Jaivardhan has been made the nominee from Raghogarh, the...
  • Digvijay demands probe into drug trials in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh 05-11-2013 10:15 PM

    Alleging a "huge scandal" over drug trials in government medical colleges in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday demanded a central government inquiry into the matter, claiming that more than 100 persons have lost their lives. In a letter to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Singh,...
  • Digvijay Singh charges Modi with using fascist means to acquire farmers' land 01-11-2013 11:17 AM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh charged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for adopting "fascist means" to acquire land from farmers to construct a statue of Sardar Patel in Sardar Sarovar. After a programme to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the birth anniversary...
  • Ramdev rubbishes rumors of joining BJP, other political party 28-10-2013 06:52 PM

    Ruling out joining the BJP, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, on Monday, said he has neither been associated with any political outfit nor does he intend to join one in future. "I know that I have never been part of any political party till now and will not join such outfits...
  • Field Sushma, tweets Digvijaya, Sushma hits back; says you better than Rahul 27-10-2013 09:09 PM

    Making a strong attack against Narendra Modi, whom he termed a "megalomaniac psychopath liar", Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, on Sunday, stoked a fresh controversy saying why can BJP not field a "better leader" like Sushma Swaraj as its prime ministerial candidate. Swaraj, however, was quick to dismiss Singh's comments...
  • Congress calls for thorough probe into Patna blasts 27-10-2013 06:07 PM

    Expressing surprise over the "coincidence" of bomb blasts and Narendra Modi's rally in Patna, Congress, on Sunday, called for a thorough probe into the issue noting that it could otherwise create a "perfect setting for Modi's launch in Bihar". "Another blast in Patna! Strongly condemn this. Nitish should find the...
  • MP: Blame game intensifies as death toll in temple stampede reaches 115 14-10-2013 01:40 PM

    Bhopal: The blame game over the stampede at a temple in Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh has been intensifying as politicians, authorities and pilgrims speak in different voices. The police said a rumour of the bridge collapsing sparked the stampede while eyewitnesses were blaming it on a police lathicharge. However, politicians...
  • Naidu discharged from hospital, hits out at Congress 13-10-2013 05:40 PM

    TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, who was discharged from hospital after his nearly a week-long fast, on Sunday, hit out at the Congress for the manner in which division of Andhra Pradesh is being carried out and said that Seemandhra people are worried about the future of Hyderabad. "There is agitation...
  • Concerns of Seemandhra people will be taken care of, says Digvijay Singh 07-10-2013 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of widespread violence and protests by anti-bifurcation agitators in Andhra Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday sought to assuage the feelings of Seemandhra people saying their genuine concerns on security, education, employment in Hyderabad would be taken care of. "Assure all Seemandhra people of...