Digvijaya Singh

  • BJP came to power by making false promises: Digvijaya Singh 4 days ago

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: After court rejects petition, Digvijaya sits on 7-day fast against CM July 7, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday began a seven-day fast near the Collectorate in Guna to protest the non-payment 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 week-long hunger strike in Guna July 6, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity 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 right-wing 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 newly-elected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Telangana formation: Fulfilled our promise but didn’t 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 anti-Modi 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 Minister-designate 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 pre-election anti-Narendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witch-hunting Devu Chodankar, a 31-year-old Mumbai-based 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 Editor-in-Chief 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...
  • Rahul won't lose Amethi, no one from Gandhi family scared: Digvijaya May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Varanasi soon after Bharatiya Janata Party prime minisetrial candidate Narendra Modi campaigned against him in Amethi, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said that Rahul's visit has nothing to do with Modi's Amethi visit. "It is not tit...
  • Digvijaya Singh crossed all limits of decency, says Sunder Lal Patwa May 5, 2014

    Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa on Sunday strongly disapproved of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's open admission of an affair with a TV journalist, saying he has "crossed all limits of decency". "Admitting the relationship and expressing his love openly for an another woman amounts to crossing all...
  • Congress seeks EC action as Amit Shah calls Azamgarh a terrorist base May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh in charge Amit Shah raised the poll pitch against the Samajwadi Party government, calling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency Azamgarh a terrorist base. Speaking in Azamgarh, he accused the SP government of allowing Azamgarh to have become a haven for terrorists. ...
  • Watch: 'The Election That Isn't' with Cyrus Broacha May 4, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Election That Isn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on 2 FIR filed against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for violating the model code of conduct, Ramdev's controversial 'Honeymoon' remark against Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh admits his affair with TV journalist. He also spoke...