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.

07 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling concludes for Phase 3, 60.19% turnout recorded till 5pm

Polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded at 6:00pm on Tuesday.

06 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for third phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the third phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Tuesday, 7:00am.

06 May 2024

Amit Shah

Lok Sabha polls: Meet the key candidates in phase 3

The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, set to be held on Tuesday, will see a total of 94 seats contested across twelve states and Union Territories.

17 Feb 2024

Kamal Nath

MP: Speculation rife on Kamal Nath, son joining BJP

Months after being removed as the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief, speculations are rife that senior Congress leader Kamal Nath is going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Result of insulting Sanatan: BJP as Congress questions EVM reliability

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh questioned the trustworthiness of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

26 Oct 2023

Hema Malini

'Hema Malini ko bhi nachwaya': BJP's Narottam Mishra sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has triggered a political storm after he used derogatory terms for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini.

23 Oct 2023

Congress Party

MP: Despite Congress's 'one-family-one-ticket' rule, 4 families get multiple tickets

The Congress has given tickets to multiple members from four families to run in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections despite its "one-family, one-ticket" policy outlined in the Udaipur declaration in May 2022, Hindustan Times reported.

03 Sep 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

'One Nation, One Election': Centre's proposal faces opposition's heat

Several opposition parties have come out openly against the Centre's "One Nation, One Election" proposal, terming it against the current constitutional norms.

20 Aug 2023

Congress Party

BJP may plan 'Nuh-like riots' in MP before elections: Digvijaya

Veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Saturday reportedly claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was planning Nuh-like riots in the state ahead of the assembly elections.

17 Aug 2023

Congress Party

I'm a better Hindu than all BJP leaders: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday claimed that the Bajrang Dal would not face a ban under his party's rule, acknowledging that the organization may have some good people within it.

Congress's Digvijaya Singh booked for post on ex-RSS chief Golwalkar 

The Madhya Pradesh Police registered a case against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for an alleged controversial social media post about former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief MS Golwalkar, PTI reported.

01 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP polls: Scindia faces heat with Congress eyeing 2023 payback

With the much-anticipated polls in Madhya Pradesh around the corner, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is under a lot of pressure, suggested a report by The Indian Express.

27 Jun 2023

White House

White House condemns journalist's harassment for questioning PM Modi

The White House on Monday condemned the online harassment faced by Sabrina Siddiqui, the journalist who had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi a question at a press conference last week.

21 Jun 2023


Opposition attacks BJP over 'Adipurush' writer's 'Hanuman not god' remark 

While multiple controversies continue to dog the film Adipurush, the opposition has lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over writer Manoj Muntashir's latest remark about Lord Hanuman.

25 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After Rahul's disqualification, BJP's Kushboo Sundar criticized for old tweet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha due to his conviction in a 2019 defamation case has created problems for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Khushbu Sundar.

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.

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 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

Narendra Modi

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.

06 Oct 2020

Amit Malviya

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Amit Shah

#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

Lok Sabha

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.

13 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Digvijaya Singh didn't cast his vote. The reason is weird

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.

26 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

BJP's Muslim-face refuses to campaign for Pragya, then puts conditions

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 2019


BJP asks Pragya Thakur to avoid controversial statements

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.

19 Apr 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Hemant Karkare died due to his 'Karma', says Pragya Thakur

BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur stirred a new controversy on Friday after she said former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare died because of his 'karma'.

17 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, to contest from Bhopal

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has formally joined BJP on Wednesday, saying she will fight and win the Lok Sabha elections.

09 Apr 2019


Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling all its options for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, which has been its bastion for almost three decades.

23 Mar 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Congress fields Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, BJP's bastion since 1989

Reportedly, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest from Bhopal in the upcoming elections. Bhopal has been BJP's bastion since decades as the saffron party hasn't lost parliamentary polls from there since 1989.

10 Mar 2019


I'm ashamed: Congress leader quits after party demands airstrikes' proof

In what could dampen the spirit of Bihar Congress before crucial Lok Sabha elections, senior leader and spokesman Vinod Sharma resigned on Saturday after being upset that the party demanded proofs of IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

06 Mar 2019


If you're brave, file case against me: Digvijaya dares PM

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to file a case against him over allegations from BJP leaders that he was an anti-national and a Pakistan supporter.

05 Mar 2019


IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for calling Pulwama terror attack "an accident" and casting doubts on IAF airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

10 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sparked outrage with BJP and netizens slamming him.

12 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#MadhyaPradeshResults: Mayawati comes to Congress' rescue, declares support

BSP Chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced she will supporting Congress in Madhya Pradesh and if required, in Rajasthan too.

02 Dec 2018


Six politicians who professed their love for their wives, unabashedly

Politicians are mostly vocal about everything: their party, its policies, opposition and their follies.

21 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

'Magicians' to campaign for BJP in MP polls. What's next?

Seeking a fourth straight term in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intends to cast a 'magic spell' on voters during the upcoming State Assembly polls.

Mayawati dumps Congress, says mistakes haven't taught them anything

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati lambasted the Congress and said the party has not learned from its past mistakes.

27 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#VyapamScam: FIR ordered against Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia

A court in Bhopal has directed police to register an FIR against senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and an RTI activist on charges of "fabricating evidence" in the Vyapam scam case.

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A Bhopal court recorded the statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh in connection with his complaint against Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti, and five others in the Vyapam scam.

Not practising 'soft' Hindutva, will build Ram Path: Digvijaya Singh

In what can be construed as another example of Congress shifting gears, Digvijaya Singh said if his party is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, the party will construct 'Ram Path', a mythical route which Lord Ram took, during his 14-year old exile.

05 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh dared the government on Tuesday to arrest him if he has had any association with the Maoists as alleged by the BJP.

25 Jul 2018


Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

Activists leading the Maratha reservation protests in Mumbai have called off their daylong shutdown midway.

'Why all Hindu terrorists have RSS-links?': Digvijaya Singh creates controversy

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, known for his controversial statements, has once again stoked the hornet's nest.

11 Jun 2018


Digvijaya Singh tweets fake picture about Bhopal flyover, apologizes

On Monday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh apologized for tweeting a picture of a damaged bridge of Bhopal and questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party, when in reality the structure belonged to Pakistan

09 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Congress leader Digvijay Singh concludes six-month-long 'Narmada Yatra'

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday concluded his over six-month-long "Narmada Yatra" along the banks of the holy river in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur district.

08 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Digvijay Singh gathers evidence on corruption against BJP-ruled MP government

Congress veteran Digvijay Singh gathered evidence on "corruption" in Madhya Pradesh government during his Narmada Yatra, which he is going to reveal soon, said Ajay Singh, Leader of Opposition in Assembly.

01 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

2019-LS elections in sight, Modi meets BJP-CMs to take stock

PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have begun planning in earnest for the upcoming assembly polls and the big gun, 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

18 Nov 2017

Shashi Tharoor

Padmavati row: Smriti Irani taunts Shashi Tharoor over "Maharaja" comment

The recent "Padmavati" row has gotten more dramatic as Shashi Tharoor and Smriti Irani exchanged barbs.

27 Sep 2017

Jyotiraditya Scindia

MP: Jyotiraditya makes the cut as Congress' chief ministerial candidate

Marking a generational shift in Madhya Pradesh's Congress politics, Jyotiraditya Scindia, 46, has emerged as the chief ministerial candidate.

02 Aug 2017


Digvijay Singh sacked as Cong Telangana incharge: The end nearing?

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh is no longer in charge of the party's Telangana unit. Just three months ago, he had lost charge of Goa and Karnataka.

30 Apr 2017


Congress's Digvijay Singh dismissed as party in-charge in Goa, Karnataka

Congress removed Digvijaya Singh as General Secretary in charge of Goa and poll-bound Karnataka.

15 Feb 2017


Haryana introduces hefty fines for drinking in cars

Haryana has introduced a fine of Rs 5,000 for drinking in vehicles on the road, in parks, or by rivers, with immediate-effect. A repeat offender would be fined Rs 10,000.