Digvijaya Singh

  • MPPEB scam: After court rejects petition, Digvijaya sits on 7-day fast against CM 07-07-2014 03:45 PM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: Courts are not rajniti ka akhara, HC tells Digvijaya 07-07-2014 03:23 PM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: ABVP leader points finger at Digvijaya Singh 06-07-2014 02:58 PM

    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...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage week-long hunger strike in Guna 05-07-2014 07:34 PM

    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...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam 04-07-2014 07:05 PM

    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...
  • Not everyone chases power like the PM: Digvijaya Singh 30-06-2014 06:39 PM

    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...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress 30-06-2014 12:55 PM

    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 firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle 29-06-2014 12:33 PM

    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 28-06-2014 05:10 PM

    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...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule 28-06-2014 04:59 PM

    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 26-06-2014 08:45 PM

    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...
  • Congress geared up to corner BJP over PMT scam during monsoon session 23-06-2014 03:53 PM

    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...
  • MPPEB scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation case after Cong allegations 23-06-2014 01:51 PM

    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...
  • Digvijaya Singh congratulates Sumitra Mahajan on being elected as LS speaker 06-06-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Didn't defend Modi, raised only governance points: Tharoor 06-06-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • Don't jump to conclusions on Modi: Digvijaya tells Tharoor 06-06-2014 04:41 PM

    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...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders 03-06-2014 05:42 PM

    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...
  • Education row: Smriti Irani appeals to DU to reinstate suspended officials 31-05-2014 09:35 AM

    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...
  • DU suspends staff over Smriti papers, Digvijaya questions Modi government 31-05-2014 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Digvijaya flays filing of cases over anti-Modi remarks on social media 26-05-2014 05:11 PM

    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...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya 24-05-2014 04:43 PM

    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,...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Varanasi DM, says he acted in an impartial manner 10-05-2014 12:08 AM

    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...
  • Rahul won't lose Amethi, no one from Gandhi family scared: Digvijaya 08-05-2014 07:49 PM

    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 05-05-2014 09:53 AM

    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...
  • Congress seeks EC action as Amit Shah calls Azamgarh a terrorist base 05-05-2014 09:28 AM

    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. "Terrorists...
  • Personal is not political: Amar Singh 02-05-2014 09:06 PM

    Taking exception of abuzz about personal life of political leaders, former SP leader Amar Singh on Friday said that personal life events of anyone, including politicians, should not be the part of public debate. Referring to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's relationship with a TV journalist, he questioned that "what was...
  • Amrita Rai alleges email account was hacked, police register FIR 02-05-2014 08:46 AM

    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 alleged...
  • Modi is a coward, I am not: Digvijaya on relationship with TV anchor 01-05-2014 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday hit back at his critics saying that he was not a coward and had no qualms in accepting his relationship with a married TV journalist. Digvijaya who stroked a controversy when he publically accepted his relationship with a woman anchor after...
  • Digvijaya's son supports father's 2nd marriage, says his relationship is a 'personal matter' 01-05-2014 05:53 PM

    Congress MLA Jaiwardhan Singh on Thursday said his father and party general secretary Digvijaya Singh's move to remarry was a "personal matter" and extended full support to him. "I think it is a highly personal matter about which I would not like to say anything," the MLA from Raghogarh constituency...
  • Digvijaya Singh continues to trend on Twitter 01-05-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh may not be a top ranking political leader who can pull a big crowd or garner votes for the Congress. But, he has now become a top 'crowd' puller on twitter. After he admitted to his relationship with a TV journalist Amrita...