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Digvijaya should contest from a tough seat, says Kamal Nath


BHOPAL: In the state Congress’ checklist of probable candidates, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh has emerged as the hottest identify. Party staff from across the state need him to contest the Lok Sabha elections from practically each and every different seat.

On Saturday, chief minister Kamal Nath dropped a bomb on his birthday party colleague saying, “Digvijaya Singh will make a selection which seat he wants to contest from. I've requested him that he will have to contest from the toughest seat. There are 3 or 4 such seats which the birthday party has now not received prior to now 30 to 35 years.” Kamal Nath used to be talking to reporters in Chhindwara.

The chief minister, then again, did not specify which might be the toughest seats for the Congress birthday party.

But electoral historical past makes Bhopal, Vidisha and Indore the toughest and invincible saffron bastions. Party staff have demanded that the senior Congress chief who is at this time Rajya Sabha MP will have to contest both from Bhopal or Indore, seats the birthday party ultimate received in 1984. Supporters of Digvijaya Singh, then again, stated that the senior chief would have preferred to contest from Rajgarh – a seat he represented in Parliament within the early Nineties.


But Congress is in no disposition to present cake-walk constituencies to its senior leaders. “We wish to win the maximum selection of constituencies from the state. For that, we want senior leaders to contest the harsh seats which the Congress birthday party has been dropping for a very long time,” stated state Congress media committee chairperson Shobha Oza. “Morale of birthday party staff get boosted when senior leaders lead from the front. Why will have to Digvijaya Singh with all his enjoy and the type of work he has finished within the state all his existence be fielded from an easy seat? Congress wants to present the BJP a run for each and every constituency this Lok Sabha,” she argued.


It used to be extensively argued that if Congress is fascinated with wresting Bhopal BJP bastion, then the one particular person in a position to it's Digvijaya Singh. The arithmetic is inconspicuous – there are two cupboard ministers of the Kamal Nath government from here who are known to be within the former chief minister’s faction. Arif Aqueel from Bhopal North meeting seat and PC Sharma from the Bhopal South West meeting constituency.

A third meeting seat, Bhopal Central, has gone to the Congress for the first time. State Congress leaders argued that Digvijaya Singh having been chief minister of the state for ten years is the Congress’ absolute best known face within the state capital. He also has friends within the BJP like veteran chief Babulal Gaur who cling massive affect in Bhopal.


If Congress critically wants to contest Indore towards Lok Sabha speaker and eight instances MP Sumitra Mahajan, then it needs to box Digvijaya Singh, state Congress leaders stated. “Digvijaya Singh would possibly hail from Raghogarh in Guna but his education, upper education has been in Indore. He is a scholar from Daly College and got his engineering degree from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science. He often visits Indore and even the birthday party office there. He is aware of each and every birthday party employee in Indore. If any person can win Indore for Congress, it's him,” a senior state Congress chief stated.


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