Digvijaya Singh: News

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.

24 Jan 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Disagree with Digvijaya Singh's remarks over surgical strikes: Rahul Gandhi 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he disagreed with the remarks made by his party colleague Digvijaya Singh over the Indian Army's 2016 surgical strikes on terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Congress president poll: It's Mallikarjun Kharge v/s Shashi Tharoor

Congress stalwart and leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor filed their nominations for the Congress presidential elections on Friday.

29 Sep 2022

Ashok Gehlot

After meeting with Sonia, Ashok Gehlot quits Congress president race

After days of political turmoil in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot quit the Congress president race.

Congress president polls: Digvijaya confirms nomination; Gehlot to meet Sonia

Congress stalwart and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh reached Delhi, and will be filing his nomination on Friday for the party's presidential polls.

28 Sep 2022

Congress President

Will Digvijaya Singh run for Congress president? Details here

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and a veteran Congress leader, Digvijaya Singh may also run for Congress president, reports said on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2022

Sachin Pilot

Have faith in Sonia Gandhi: Rajasthan CM Gehlot tells MLAs

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday held a crucial 'confidence building meeting' with Congress lawmakers, including ministers, at his residence urging them to have faith in Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

27 Sep 2022

Congress President

Ashok Gehlot still not out of Congress president race: Report

Despite a rebellion by 90+ MLAs loyal to him in Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot has not been "kicked out" of the Congress president race, reports said.

27 Jun 2022


Congress reaches out to like-minded parties for 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Congress will reportedly approach like-minded opposition parties to join the party's ambitious "Bharat Jodo Yatra," which will begin on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) this year, covering 16 states.

13 May 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Local markets shut to protest MLA Amanatullah Khan's arrest

Local markets in the Okhla Assembly constituency, represented by MLA Amanatullah Khan, remained closed on Friday in protest of his arrest.

13 Apr 2022

Madhya Pradesh

Will Digvijaya Singh be arrested over Khargone violence remarks?

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 2021

Article 370

Digvijay's statement regarding 'relook' at Article 370 revocation creates stir

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 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Digvijay Singh said Congress could consider restoring Kashmir's special status

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

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.

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

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 2020


Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress wants floor test after by-polls, BJP opposes

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 2020


Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

10 Mar 2020


Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

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 2020


MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

#OperationLotus: MLAs in hotel, Congress in Madhya Pradesh faces crisis

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 2019


Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

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 2019


Terrorist, go back: NSUI workers, students tell BJP's Pragya Thakur

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 2019


Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

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 2019

Narendra Modi

Pragya Thakur, who called Godse 'patriot', misses Gandhi Jayanti events

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

People wearing saffron commit rapes inside temples: Digvijaya Singh

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Guna's winner was once Jyotiraditya Scindia's fan

This time several dynasts lost Lok Sabha polls. Undoubtedly, the biggest losers were Congress' Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

24 May 2019


Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

23 May 2019


Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

23 May 2019

West Bengal

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

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.

23 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

23 May 2019

Narendra Modi

#Verdict2019: BJP asks 20,000 workers to come to Delhi

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 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.

20 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress' government is in minority, BJP tells Governor

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 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Week after elections, Farhan asks Bhopal to vote against Pragya

If there was a competition to judge the stupidity of Bollywood stars, Farhan Akhtar would clearly make it to top five.

16 May 2019

Tamil Nadu

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

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).