Digvijaya Singh Loses Control Over Karnataka, Goa

The Congress party on Saturday sacked senior leader Digvijaya Singh as its general secretary in charge of Goa and Karnataka. The mismanagement in Goa after the result was announced, cost him his post.

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was sacked by the party as its general secretary in -charge of the State after mismanagement in Goa after the results. He was also removed as general secretary in-charge of Karnataka.

The Congress which bagged the highest number of seats in Goa elections could not form a government while the BJP which got lesser number of seats quickly formed the government by working out an alliance with other like-minded parties.

Though the Congress cried foul after the formation of the government and criticised BJP for unprincipled behaviour, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari retorted by saying that their film did not run because their hero slept through the night. “If your hero slept, why are you blaming me. why are you making me a villain?” he asked Cong leader K C Venugopal.

Nearly one and a half month after the failure of the Congress to form the government in Goa, Digvijaya Singh recently said that not having a pre-poll alliance with Goa Forward Party was a mistake. Singh tweeted, ” Our mistake was not to go for a pre-poll alliance with Goa Forward party headed by Vijay Sardesai which was seen to be anti- Parrikar and BJP (SiC).”

He also termed the media’s view as biased, they took the time to form the government in one of his tweets. According to him the trust deficit between Sardesai and the State Congress leadership led to this situation.

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Digvijaya Reiterates His Claim On ISIS Website

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has reiterated his allegation that the Telangana government and the police department are running fake ISIS website.

Hyderabad: A defiant Digvijaya Singh reiterated that his allegations on Telangana government of running a fake ISIS website are true and he is ready to face any probe on that matter. The 70-year-old Congress leader said,” I have my own sources in the Home Ministry and police”

Mr Singh has already defended his recent allegation that the police in Telangana has launched a fake ISIS website to trap young Muslim men who express their interest in jihad and are then arrested.

Telangana government as well as the police stoutly denied this allegation and stated that no muslim was grilled or put under preventive custody so far. A TRS MLA has also filed a case in Jubilee Hills police station against Digvijay Singh basing on which the police registered a case for “allegedly propagating mischief and create divide between various groups that has the potential to create social unrest”.

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What Are The Reasons Behind Digvijay’s Rants?

Digvijaya Singh is a maverick. He knows how to be in news. But what caused him to write the controversial tweets?

Hyderabad: The senior leader of Congress and former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh is a maverick. He knows how to be in news. Since he was sacked from as its general secretary in charge of Goa and Karnataka, he seems to have gone into a hyperactive mode to overcome the humiliation. His mismanagement in Goa after the results was announced cost him his post. Though Congress won majority of the seats in Goa, it failed to form the government there in the recently held Assembly election.

The Congress Party, which has been losing election after election, finally decided to change the non-performers and encourage young blood.

Rahul Gandhi has been pitching for this for a long time and finally, it happened.  Digvijay, who expressed his happiness over the development, tweeted,” I am happy finally that a new team is being picked up by Rahul Ji. I enjoyed working with Congress leaders and workers in Goa and Karnataka. Convey my gratitude for all their support. I am loyal to the party and Nehru-Gandhi family. I also owe my position to the party and to them”.

Before this episode was even forgotten, Digvijaya Singh, who was also in charge of Telangana landed in the State and created a controversy through his tweets.  “Telangana police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim youth and encouraging them to become ISIS modules,” he alleged.  IT Minister KTR reacted angrily to his tweet saying that it was most irresponsible and reprehensible from a former chief minister and requested Digvijaya to withdraw his comments unconditionally.

As Digvijay would not relent, a case was finally registered against him under 505 of the IPC (statement conducing to public mischief) for his controversial tweets.

Digvijay never shies away from controversy. Sources close to him say that Digvijaya somehow manages to be in the news. He is quoted to have said that an active politician needs to be in the news so that people will not ignore or forget him.

Digvijaya has a pro-Muslim image. But will such tweets help him get their support? Sensationalism alone won’t serve. There has to be action and Congress in Telangana is lagging behind because of lack of a strong leader.

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