Rajgarh (MP): Congress veteran from Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh, has ruled out contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to reporters in Khilchipur town, Rajgarh district, Singh emphasized his current tenure in the Rajya Sabha, stating that he has over two years remaining. In the 2019 elections, he contested from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat but faced defeat against BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur by a significant margin of 3.65 lakh votes.
Singh, a familiar figure in Madhya Pradesh politics, represented the Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat in 1984 and 1991. Despite being from the Raghogarh assembly segment in Guna district, which falls under the Rajgarh parliamentary constituency, he clarified that the Congress party would decide the candidate for the Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat.
Madhya Pradesh currently has 29 Lok Sabha seats, with the BJP holding 28 and the Congress holding one. Singh’s announcement comes in the wake of the Congress party’s poor performance in the recent state assembly elections, where both Digvijaya Singh and fellow veteran Kamal Nath faced setbacks.