A video of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has surfaced in which the former MP Chief Minister Singh is heard saying that Congress will lose votes in the upcoming election if he campaigns or gives any speeches.
According to ANI, Digvijaya Singh while meeting Congress workers appears to be saying that his speeches damage the Congress and lead to the cutting of votes, which is why he is not speaking at any public rally or making public appearances.
He said that Congress cannot win the state elections if party workers do not put in an effort. He further advised the party workers to work for the candidate even if he is their enemy.
“Jisko ticket mile, chahe dushman ko mile, jitao. Aur mera kaam kewal ek, koi prachar nahi, koi bhashan nahi. Mere bhashan dene se toh Congress ke vote kat te hain, isliye main jata nahi”, Digvijaya Singh said to Congress party workers in Bhopal.
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The statements by Digvijaya Singh reflects the divide within the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh state elections, despite Congress trying hard to project a united front against the incumbent BJP, it is reported that all is not well inside the party. We had reported about the factionalism between Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, which had led to poster-wars to claim the Chief Minister post after the upcoming elections.
Amidst this internal rift within the party, a Bhopal court has also directed police to register FIR against in Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and whistleblower Prashant Pandey in the Vyapam scam case for trying to mislead the court and manipulate the investigation into the scam.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the dates for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana. The states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will go to poll on November 28 and December 7 respectively and the results will be announced on December 11, 2018.