Bhopal | Former Chief Minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has expressed his pain for being sidelined by the Congress party.
According to media agency ANI, Digvijaya Singh is seen interacting with the party workers about his absence from the political rallies of Congress in Madhya Pradesh. He said, “Whoever gets the ticket, even if it’s an enemy, we should make him win. I only have one work; no publicity, no speeches. Congress loses votes with my speeches, which is why I don’t attend rallies.”
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, Congress, to party workers on election campaign in Bhopal. (13.10.18) pic.twitter.com/gvnZKJuYvk
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2018
The former Chief Minister also responded to the allegations by BSP supremo Mayawati where she termed Digvijaya Singh responsible for the failure of forming an alliance with Congress in Madhya Pradesh. He said,” Mayawati was under pressure from the Centre not to join hands with the Congress in the forthcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.”
Commenting on the statement by Digvijaya Singh, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticised the Congress party for disrespecting its leaders. Chouhan said, “At least the Congress party should respect its senior leaders. I never thought Congress would turn things sour for its own leaders.”