DIGVIJAYA SINGH

  • Digvijaya takes a dig at Chidambaram, says a non-Gandhi leader can fight AICC presidential elections 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Fissures within the Congress are becoming more apparent with each passing day and now party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has taken a dig at senior leader P Chidambaram by saying that any party leader can fight elections for becoming its chief. Singh has said that no one has stopped...
  • Nobody stopping non-Gandhis from leading Congress: Digvijaya Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that nobody was stopping any of its leaders, including P Chidambaram, from fighting party elections for becoming its chief, remarks which have renewed the controversy surrounding the issue. Promptly latching on to the remarks, BJP asked whether there were questions about the...
  • Political war continues over Jawahar Lal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war over commemorating national icons continues even after snubbing the PM and by not inviting the BJP or any of the NDA allies for the massive celebrations for Jawahar Lal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary. While addressing the party workers and leaders on the occasion of 125th birth...
  • Defamation plea: Nitin Gadkari, Digvijaya Singh come face to face in court November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Digvijaya Singh on Monday traded charges in a Delhi court which was hearing a defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader against the veteran Congressman who stood by his statement. The proceedings began with Gadkari ruling out any possibility of reaching any compromise...
  • Rumblings within Congress: Is Rahul Gandhi's leadership under threat? November 6, 2014

    Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. ...
  • Congress disciplinary committee to look into Karti's criticism of party high command November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. Karthi had said that the party needs to to revisit the observer style of functioning. "Tamil Nadu Congress requires more...
  • Those who don't believe in Congress's ideology can leave the party: Digvijaya to Chidambaram's son November 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Soon after former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti criticised the party high command for lack of autonomy, senior leader Digvijaya Singh lashed out at him suggesting that he should leave the party if he was not happy with it. Without naming Karti, he said, "We are...
  • Discontent grows within Congress, senior leaders feel sidelined by Rahul's coterie post polls: sources November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever since its humiliating mauling in the 16th Lok Sabha elections followed by the loss in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Congress has been in complete disarray with several leaders raising the banner of revolt against the top leadership. Many top leaders are upset over being sidelined...
  • Congress defends Robert Vadra, says reporter breached agreement November 2, 2014

    Businessman Robert Vadra lost his cool when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Vadra got angry and pushed the reporter's mic away from him and walked away. Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh spoke in defence...
  • Congress slams PM Modi for statement on black money November 2, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would not leave any stone unturned to bring all the 'black money' back to India. He said that neither he nor the Centre was aware of the exact amount of money stashed abroad. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said, "If he...
  • Dissent within Congress after differing opinions on central leadership come to fore November 1, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday once again pitched for Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi taking the charge of the party while Sonia Gandhi should act as a mentor. ...
  • Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Digvijaya Singh in defamation case November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his failure to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha also directed Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari,...
  • Digvijaya Singh pitches Rahul Gandhi's name to lead Congress, party leaders slam him November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday stirred up another hornet's nest by saying that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should take charge of the party. Singh said, "It's a general feeling within Congress that party has always encouraged younger workers and it's time for Rahul Gandhi to...
  • Black money: Digvijaya Singh dares Centre to reveal names of account holders October 30, 2014

    Sambhal: Reminding the BJP government of its poll promise of bringing back black money, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh dared the Centre saying if it has courage it should reveal the name of account holders. "If it (central government) has a bit of courage it should reveal the name of...
  • Black money: Congress dares BJP October 27, 2014

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday dared the BJP to name any of his party leaders with an illegitimate bank account abroad. ...
  • Black money: Modi government faces criticism over 'selective revelation' of account holders' names October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Narendra Modi government took another U-turn and disclosed the names of three black money account holders to the Supreme Court on Monday, questions are being raised about its intent to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. As the Centre revealed the names of...
  • Nitin Gadkari violates law, rides scooter without helmet: Digvijaya Singh October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for riding a scooter without a helmet. Gadkari was driving to Sangh building in Mahal in eastern part of Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Singh tweeted, "Gadkari violates the Law...
  • Digvijaya Singh supports Shashi Tharoor, party says it's their opinion October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Congress for accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to join Swachhta Abhiyan, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday got support from party general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who saw "nothing wrong" in the Kerala MP's actions. "I see nothing wrong in Shashi Tharoor accepting to...
  • Congress leaders Digvijaya, Azad praise Modi's response to J&K floods September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "prompt action" and "quick response" in dealing with the massive flood crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. "Commend the rescue by DMRF, Army, Police and Security Forces in J&K and also GOI and...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • BJP came to power by making false promises: Digvijaya Singh August 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power by "making false promises", Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that some shortcoming lay with his party too in taking the UPA's achievements effectively to the people. "Gujarat model of development. What is this Gujarat model of development? By...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 31, 2014

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  • Goa Youth Congress chief alleges harassment by party July 27, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Youth Congress president Valanka Alemao, suspended for indiscipline on Saturday, accused top party officials of harassment and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh of coercing her to quit the post on Sunday. Claiming that she was verbally abused by state party chief John Fernandes, Valanka Alemao sought "justice" from Congress...
  • MPPEB scam: After court rejects petition, Digvijaya sits on 7day fast against CM July 7, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday began a sevenday fast near the Collectorate in Guna to protest the nonpayment of compensation to farmers for crop damage and for demanding a CBI probe into the MPPEB scam. Before starting his fast, Singh along with a delegation met District Collector Sandeep Yadav...
  • MPPEB scam: Courts are not rajniti ka akhara, HC tells Digvijaya July 7, 2014

    Disposing of a 'letter petition' filed by Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on the issue of MPPEB scam, a division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court directed him to file a proper petition in the case and not involve courts in political battles. The division bench of Chief Justice AM Khanvilkar...
  • MPPEB scam: ABVP leader points finger at Digvijaya Singh July 6, 2014

    An ABVP leader on Sunday tried to turn the heat of MPPEB's PMT scam on Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh by alleging that one of the main accused was appointed by Singh in his capacity as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in 1995. "Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam's originator is...
  • 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...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 30, 2014

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  • Not everyone chases power like the PM: Digvijaya Singh June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, whose statements on Rahul Gandhi recently shocked many party workers, said on Monday that he would not retract from his comments on the junior Gandhi. "Rahul should have taken up the responsibility of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, I stand by that statement,"...