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.

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.

15 Sep 2017


"I'm a donkey": Irked Asaram responds on 'fake sadhus' list

Asaram Bapu, sexual assault accused, today responded to a question by saying he's in the category of "donkeys".

12 Sep 2017


Sadhus' body releases "fake-babas" list: Who all are named?

The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a legislation to crack down on such "miscreants".

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.