Articles about Digvijaya Singh
Digvijaya Singh, born on February 28, 1947, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, is an Indian politician who belongs to the royal family of Raghogarh. His father Balbhadra Singh was the ruler of the princely state of Raghogarh in the present-day Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is also where Singh rose to prominence as a political figure. Backed by the Congress party, Singh first contested in the state Assembly elections in 1977 and won from Raghogarh. He was part of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Arjun Singh's Cabinet between 1980-84 post which he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajgarh in 1984. Later, Singh was elected the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for two terms in 1993 and 1998. He was the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee, the crucial decision-making body of the Congress party before vacating the position in 2019. He ran for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from Bhopal but lost to BJP's Pragya Thakur. As of 2021, Singh is a member of the Rajya Sabha and a key member of the Congress Party.
13 May 2022India
Local markets in the Okhla Assembly constituency represented by MLA Amanatullah Khan remained closed on Friday in protest of his arrest.
13 Apr 2022Politics
Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh appeared to be in serious trouble after making remarks on social media concerning the Khargone violence.
12 Jun 2021Politics
Congress leader Digvijay Singh's purported comments in a clubhouse conversation that the revocation of Article 370 and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of statehood was an extremely sad decision and his party will have a relook at the issue have triggered a row, with BJP accusing him of speaking against India.
12 Jun 2021Politics
Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the party could reconsider the current regime's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power at the Centre, reports said citing an alleged audio chat on the Clubhouse app.
17 Dec 2020Politics
Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
19 Oct 2020Politics
Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.
06 Oct 2020India
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.
31 Jul 2020Politics
A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.
30 May 2020Politics
In Bhopal, the parliamentary constituency of BJP's controversial politician Pragya Singh Thakur, several "missing posters" were spotted on Friday, taking a swipe at her absence from the area when it is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
18 Mar 2020Politics
During a hearing in the Supreme Court on the plea filed by BJP seeking a floor test in Madhya Pradesh immediately, Congress said the trust vote should be delayed till by-polls are held, a request that the saffron party opposed.
18 Mar 2020Politics
The political drama of Madhya Pradesh reached Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, this morning when senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh staged a sit-in protest outside a luxury hotel where rebel MLAs are staying.
11 Mar 2020Politics
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.
10 Mar 2020Politics
In a major setback to the Congress party, its government in Madhya Pradesh looks in peril after a string of resignations from party legislators.
10 Mar 2020Politics
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
04 Mar 2020Politics
In what marks the beginning of "resort politics" in Madhya Pradesh, at least four MLAs of the Congress are sequestered at a hotel in Gurugram threatening the survival of Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government, that won the state in December 2018.
26 Dec 2019India
With the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) being the raging topic, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also gave his opinion on it, only to invite criticism for taking sides despite holding an apolitical position.
26 Dec 2019Politics
Pragya Thakur, the parliamentarian from Bhopal, was on Wednesday greeted with unsavory words by students and the workers of National Students' Union of India (NSUI).
13 Oct 2019Entertainment
The April-May polls didn't just keep candidates busy, but also personalities who decided to join electioneering. One such celebrity was Swara Bhaskar, whose opinions on the current state of affairs in India gets her trolled almost daily.
03 Oct 2019Politics
By fielding Pragya Thakur from Bhopal in summer elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew ire from several quarters. Fortunately, the gamble paid off as she bettered Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh by a huge margin and won.
17 Sep 2019Politics
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh is not new to controversies. Landing in headlines because of his words is something the senior Congress leader aces in.
05 Sep 2019Politics
Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after a long wait of 15 years. The government, run by Kamal Nath, isn't even a year old, but its problems are rising with every passing day.
22 Jul 2019Politics
Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".
24 May 2019Politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.
In 2014, BJP scripted history and five years later it did the same. NDA led by BJP is leading in 342 seats while UPA managed to perform well in just 95 seats.
Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.
The counting of votes for Lok Sabha seats began at 8 AM on Thursday. While it is still early to conclude who will win the much-awaited elections, Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of painting the country saffron.
22 May 2019Politics
The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.
20 May 2019Politics
Merely six months after Congress formed a government in Madhya Pradesh and appointed Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister, the grand old party has run into trouble.
19 May 2019Entertainment
If there was a competition to judge the stupidity of Bollywood stars, Farhan Akhtar would clearly make it to top five.
16 May 2019Politics
BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).
13 May 2019Politics
It seems former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh didn't want to take any chances on Sunday, even if it meant giving up his democratic right.
12 May 2019Politics
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
05 May 2019Politics
Bhopal district election officer has sent a notice to Pragya Thakur, BJP's candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency after she allegedly violated the Election Commission's order.
29 Apr 2019Politics
On Sunday, NDA minister and Republican Party of India (RPI) President Ramdas Athawale criticized BJP's decision to field Pragya Thakur from Bhopal and stressed that Anti-Terrorism Squad had proof against her.
28 Apr 2019India
Jui Navare, the daughter of former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, finally broke her silence on the controversial remarks of BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur.
26 Apr 2019Politics
Fatima Rasool Siddique, the only Muslim candidate whom BJP gave a ticket in last year's Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, on Thursday said she would campaign for Pragya Thakur only if she apologizes to Muslims.
22 Apr 2019Politics
Since she joined politics last week and given a ticket by BJP from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been in news for her provocative statements.
21 Apr 2019Politics
While the storm over her 'curse' comment was still raging, BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya sparked a new controversy on Saturday when she claimed she helped demolish Babri Masjid in 1992.