DIGVIJAY SINGH

  • Modi should keep his promise on black money issue: Digvijay Singh 4 days ago

    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...
  • Laxman Singh hopeful of a win from Sushma Swaraj's LS seat in MP March 21, 2014

    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 of...
  • Congress going through generational,structural change: Digvijay Singh March 14, 2014

    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. But...
  • Congress leaders in 'depression of defeat', need treatment: BJP March 9, 2014

    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 Naqvi...
  • 15th Lok Sabha lost maximum hours to disruptions: Digvijay Singh February 16, 2014

    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 record for...
  • Shivanand Tiwari slams Nitish Kumar for 'arrogance' February 2, 2014

    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 believes...
  • Congress dismisses panic factor over nomination of senior leaders for RS polls January 29, 2014

    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 President...
  • Pawar, Goel among 25 likely to be elected unopposed to RS January 28, 2014

    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 victory...
  • LJPCong prepoll alliance on the cards? Digvijaya meets Ram Vilas Paswan January 26, 2014

    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 January 25, 2014

    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 took...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill January 24, 2014

    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, incharge of...
  • Digvijay criticises Kejriwal, says government is not run by dharnas January 20, 2014

    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 and...
  • Congress works more than the Opposition, but fails in marketing: Rahul January 12, 2014

    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 December 15, 2013

    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 his...