DIGVIJAY SINGH

  • Time for our retirement has come: Digvijay Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: "Old leaves fall, new ones grow. Time for our retirement has come. It is the era of youth," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said a day after Rahul Gandhi came back ending his sabbatical amid talk of his possible elevation as Congress President. ...
  • Whether an activist lives in a slum or in a 5-star a personal choice: Bhushan to Modi April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'five-star activists' remark on Judiciary has evoked sharp reaction with Congress leader Digvijay Singh and lawyer Prashant Bhushan terming it as contempt of court. Several petitions by Bhushan have led to interventions by the Supreme Court. Reacting to Modi's remarks, he said that many people...
  • Opposition attacks PM Modi, says actions belie claim of 'good intention' April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress along with other opposition parties on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over remarks that he was working with "good intention" to address farmers' woes, saying his actions do not back his claim and dared him to waive farmers' loans. "UPA had waived loan of farmers worth Rs...
  • Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh support Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is likely to be elevated as Congress President in April as the party grapples with the crisis which has hit the organisation since the Lok Sabha election rout and the subsequent Assembly election defeats. Some senior leaders like Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh have come in...
  • Rahul not running away from politics: Digvijaya Singh February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday dismissed speculation that Rahul Gandhi could "run away" from politics and maintained that he is made of "sterner staff" and will return to lead the party. The AICC general secretary at the same felt that the Congress Vice President is encountering resistance...
  • Digvijay Singh takes a jibe at Modi on 'Ghar Wapsi' issue January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from US President Barack Obama's speech calling for religious freedom, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday took a jibe at Narendra Modi wondering whether the Prime Minister would advise his friends in the Sangh Parivar to stop justifying 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Would Modi take his friend Barack's...
  • Digvijay Singh pitches for 'Freedom of religion Act' December 28, 2014

    Bhopal: Amid voices advocating for a stringent anti-conversion law in the country, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said instead of anti- conversion law, India needs a 'Freedom of Religion act'. "Instead of anti-conversion law we need 'freedom of religion act'," Singh told reporters in an informal chat. His statement comes...
  • Digvijay Singh wants Rahul to take 'full-time' charge of Congress December 27, 2014

    Bhopal: With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC. "All Congressmen today want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee," the party general secretary said here, unfazed...
  • Goa: Congress asks senior leaders to make way for younger lot December 13, 2014

    Panaji: The Congress in Goa on Saturday said that its high time that senior party leaders be ready to step aside and hand over the baton to the younger generation. "We have to identify new leadership, nurture it by providing quality training and guidance and finally all the senior Congressman should...
  • Modi wants to give coal sector in corporate hands: Digvijay Singh December 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday said the Centre's move to privatise the coal sector would bring back the "bitter memories" of "exploitation" of labour force before it was nationalised by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. "Modi says 'Make in India', but wants to hand over the coal sector...
  • 'Modi should focus on RSS and not on Gandhi, Nehru and Patel' November 15, 2014

    Dehradun: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said he had better focus on the legacy of RSS than trying to claim the legacy of Gandhi, Nehru and Patel. Speaking at a function in the city on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister...
  • Congress calls PM Modi pied piper', attacks MoS after Smriti Irani November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, latching on to the controversy surrounding newly-inducted minister of state for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over his graduation marksheet. Party general secretary Digvijay Singh called Modi as "Indian pied piper" who "takes credit of all the...
  • True spirit of my CAG speech not reflected: Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that media reports of his speech at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) conference did not accurately portray its spirit following criticism of his remarks that the official auditor should not "sensationalise" its findings. "News reports of my speech at the CAG...
  • Modi should keep his promise on black money issue: Digvijay Singh October 18, 2014

    Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh demanded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay Rs three lakh each to citizens of the country as promised by him on the issue of black money stashed in foreign countries during Lok Sabha polls campaigning. Singh, who was in city on Saturday to attend...
  • Locals cry for basic amenities on the 6th anniverasry of Balta encounter September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Six years have gone by but the stigma of the infamous Batla House encounter still haunts residents of the largely Muslimdominated locality in the heart of South Delhi, who also have been grappling with a range of issues like lack of proper roads, water supply and other necessities. The...
  • CNNIBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNNIBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...
  • Congress demands probe into bugging reports July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house refused to die down with Congress on Monday demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it. Gadkari, who holds the portfolio of Highways and Transport, himself calibrated his statement on Monday completely denying there...
  • Digvijaya Singh ends fast over delayed compensation to farmers July 13, 2014

    Senior Congress leader DigvijaySingh on Sunday ended his sevendaylong fast here seekingimmediate disbursal of compensation to farmers affected by thecrop damage and a CBI probe into alleged MPPEB scam. Singh also gave a 15day ultimatum to administration to dothe needful and threatened to approach court of law if"justice is not done...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a sevenday hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting on Monday. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • HC admits Digvijay Singh's letter petition, hearing on Monday July 6, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice AM Khanvilkar has admitted the letter petition written by Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on the issue of Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination (MPPBE) scam and a division bench will hear it on Monday. In the petition, Singh, besides demanding CBI probe into the MPPEB...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage weeklong hunger strike in Guna July 5, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a sevenday hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Singh said that he had submitted a letter to the Guna district collector...
  • MP government calls Digvijaya's letter to Chief Justice 'publicity stunt' July 4, 2014

    Criticising Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, Madhya Pradesh government on Friday said the letter he has written to Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice AM Khanvilkar on the MPPEB scam, was just a "publicity stunt". During a press conference earlier Digvijay Singh told reporters about the letter written to the Chief...
  • Congress welcomes rail link to Katra July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday welcomed the rail link to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but reminded that the project was completed during the UPA regime. The party said the railway track from Udhampur to Katra could not be inaugurated as the elections were going...
  • Promote Ind multinationals in defence production: Digvijay June 30, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said he was in favour of private investment in defence, but cautioned against FDI. "BJP wants 100 per cent FDI in Defence but opposes FDI in Retail! I support encouraging Private Investment in Defence but advise caution in FDI," Singh said in a post...
  • Mixed reaction within Congress on Sharif's nod to Modi's invite May 24, 2014

    Reactions in Congress varied from caution to commendation over Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif's acceptance of the invitation to attend Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi's oathtaking ceremony. While senior leader Digvijay Singh hailed the decision to invite Sharif as a "positive change in Modi" compared to the "quite contrary" things he had been...
  • Digvijaya hits out at Modi and Shah for carrying out a 'communal campaign' May 5, 2014

    Congress hit out at Narendra Modi and his close aide Amit Shah on Monday for carrying out a "communal campaign" and demanded action by the Election Commission against Shah for his controversial remark that Azamgarh in UP was a "base of terrorists". "Modi/Amit Shah have come back to communal campaign from...
  • FIR registered over hacking of Amrita Rai's email account May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR on a complaint filed by TV anchor Amrita Rai alleging hacking of her email account and posting of malicious content on social media with an intention to outrage her modesty. "We have received a complaint from Amrita Rai in which she has...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri awaits clash with Victor Dubuisson at Indonesian Masters April 23, 2014

    Anirban Lahiri, who defeated France's Victor Dubuisson at the EurAsia Cup, will get another chance to prove his growing status as one of Asia's rising stars when he tees off at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday. Dubuisson, world number 23, will seek revenge over Lahiri, who defeated him twice...
  • None in Congress has spoken to me on contesting from Varanasi: Digvijay Singh March 28, 2014

    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 March 25, 2014

    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 a...