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Digvijaya Singh

Digvijay Singh is an Indian Politician of the Indian National Congress Party. He is currently the AICC General Secretary and in-charge for Congress in Andhra Pradesh.

Professional Biography

Digvijay Singh has served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for two five-year terms. He first became the Chief Minister on December 7, 1993 and continued in that position till November 2003.

In December 2010, Digvijay Singh has slammed Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party for running the most corrupt Government in Uttar Pradesh.

Controversies

26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks

In December 2010, Digvijay Singh revealed that Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who was gunned down by militants in the 26/11 attack, called him just hours before attack and said that his life was under threat. His controversial remarks didn’t go well with the AICC which distanced itself from his comments. The BJP and Shiv Sena have criticized his remarks and questioned him why he had remained silent on the issue for so long.

Timeline

2014

Digvijay Singh welcomes rebel Congress MPs in Seemandhra back to party fold. While praising Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for his leadership abilities, he expressed disappointed on Kiran going against party leadership on State bifurcation issue. Feb 24, 2014

Digvijay Singh says that the AICC leadership will take a call on government formation in Andhra Pradesh by Wednesday. He also announced that the consultation process on merger of Congress and TRS is over and that only seat sharing is pending. Feb 25, 2014

Digvijay Singh said that a delegation of Telangana Congress leaders would meet TRS leaders for discussions on a possible alliance for the 2014 elections. Mar 5, 2014

Digvijaya Singh said Rahul Gandhi will not lose Amethi parliamentary constituency and no one from Gandhi family is scared. He condemned Narendra Modi’s attacks on Election Commission and said the BJP prime ministerial candidate had scant respect for institutions. May 8, 2014

2012

When asked about Sushma Swaraj’s support to Narendra Modi as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Digvijay Singh, on 2 December 2012 said, “First ask Advaniji. Has he lost his hopes?”.

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