Digvijaya Singh

  • 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 6, 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,"...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The Congress...
  • Congress firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As Congress grapples to find a reason for its stunning defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, questions are already been asked about the reasons for the mauling. Senior Congress leader AK Antony, the man considered to be closest to party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • As a 'good Hindu', Digvijaya Singh supports ban on cow slaughter June 26, 2014

    Panaji: The Hindu rightwing campaign to ban cow slaughter in India on Thursday got an unlikely poster boy. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said at a press conference that he was a "good Hindu" and wholeheartedly supports the ban. Asked to respond to a resolution passed by an ongoing Hindu convention...
  • Congress geared up to corner BJP over PMT scam during monsoon session June 23, 2014

    Having cornered the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on the PMT scam, the Congress party is all set to give tough time to the government in state assembly on PMT and other scams. The monsoon session for the assembly begins on June 30. Congress spokesperson KK Mishra said that the party under Leader...
  • MPPEB scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation case after Cong allegations June 23, 2014

    Unfazed over allegations of wrongdoings in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said he will soon file a defamation case on the issue. However, he did not specify against whom he wished to do so. "We have verified all information about allegations and...
  • Digvijaya Singh congratulates Sumitra Mahajan on being elected as LS speaker June 6, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday congratulated the senior BJP leader and Indore MP Sumitra Mahajan on being elected as the new Lok Sabha speaker. "I offer my best wishes to Tai (elder sister in Marathi, as Mahajan is popularly known in the state) on being unanimously elected as the...
  • Didn't defend Modi, raised only governance points: Tharoor June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who came under fire for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday defended his remark and wrote to the party explaining his position. Tharoor wrote to the party, "I didn't defend Modi. I only raised the larger point of governance." Earlier, party general secretary Digvijaya...
  • Don't jump to conclusions on Modi: Digvijaya tells Tharoor June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor, who has come under fire from party leaders for praising Narendra Modi, on Friday got a piece of advice from party general secretary Digvijaya Singh "not to jump to conclusions". "Modi Avtar 2? Let's not jump to conclusions but wait and watch," Digvijaya Singh said...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newlyelected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Telangana formation: Fulfilled our promise but didnt benefit politically, says Congress June 2, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that the party has fulfilled its promise even as it did not benefit politically. "We would like to see both states help each other and grow. KCR invited State Congress leaders but not Central Congress leaders," Digvijya said. On the other side,...
  • Education row: Smriti Irani appeals to DU to reinstate suspended officials May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday appealed to the Delhi University to reinstate the suspended officials. The Delhi University suspended five officials for allegedly leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Irani on Friday. Reacting to the same, she tweeted, "Since the Delhi University is an...
  • DU suspends staff over Smriti papers, Digvijaya questions Modi government June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of five officials of the Delhi University for leaking Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification deatils. He even questioned the transparency in the government. Singh tweeted, "Five officials of Delhi University suspended...
  • Digvijaya flays filing of cases over antiModi remarks on social media June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday criticised registration of cases against those who allegedly posted comments on social networking sites against Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi. "Where was Police and the agencies when abusive remarks were being made against Dr Manmohan Singh? Any indication of things to come? Over zealous...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his preelection antiNarendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witchhunting Devu Chodankar, a 31yearold Mumbaibased shipbuilding professional, act...
  • Congress needs to reinvent organisational structure: Digvijaya Singh May 20, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said that the party needs to reinvent its organisational structure. In an interview to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Digvijaya said, "It was a disappointing result; we have to reinvent our organisational structure." ...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Varanasi DM, says he acted in an impartial manner May 10, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday said in Indore that Varanasi District Magistrate acted in an impartial manner by denying permission to a rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Modi is facing a threat to his life and in the absence of police and Intelligence Bureau report it...