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Digvijay Singh goes Kejriwal’s way: Offers to contest against Narendra Modi from Varanasi
By admin on March 19, 2014
New Delhi/Varanasi: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh, is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi against Bjp’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (Aap) chief Arvind Kejriwal.
Sources said he has offered to take on Modi from the holy town of Uttar Pradesh. Singh has reportedly told his party (Congress) that he is ready to fight against Modi.
Congress has maintained that the party will field the strongest possible candidate against Modi.
While no decision has been taken as yet but indications from the party is to put up Singh, who according to sources, can be a formidable candidate against Modi. He has challenged Modi several times for an open debate and has claimed that he is a much more devout Hindu than the Gujarat Chief Minister.
The party is likely announce a few more names for the polls this evening.
On Tuesday night, Singh told reporters that he is ready to contest Lok Sabha Election if his party wants him to do so. “If my party wants, I am ready to contest Lok Sabha polls from any seat,” he said.
The Congress stalwart’s statement comes two days after AICC Secretary Sajjan Singh Verma questioned the high command’s decision to nominate Singh and some other senior party leaders to the Upper House of Parliament instead of making them fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
To a question, Singh said the scam involving Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) would be a major issue in the BJP-ruled State in the Lok Sabha polls.
Though the Shivraj Chouhan Government has refused to hand over the case to CBI, the Congress will take the matter to the court, the former Chief Minister said.
The scam came to light in July last year after irregularities were found in the conduct of Pre-Medical Test and in recruitment for various Government posts.
He said the sitting Congress MP from Rajgarh, Narayan Singh Amlabe, could be fielded again from the constituency but a final decision on the issue will be taken by the party.