New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh is all set to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Bhopal, days after he avowed that the decision pertaining to his candidature laid with Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Days ago senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had responded to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s comments that he should fight on the toughest seat in the state by saying that he will do whatever Rahul Gandhi deems fit.
He further tweeted in Hindi, “To accept challenges is my habit. I won from Raghogarh despite the Janata Party wave in 1977. I am ready to contest the Lok Sabha elections from wherever my leader Rahul Gandhi ji says.”
Talking to reporters in Chhindwara in MP earlier, Kamal Nath had said there were some seats in Madhya Pradesh where Congress has not won in the last 30 years and thus he wanted Singh to contest from one of those. Sources then suggested that the party leadership also wanted Singh to choose from either Bhopal or Indore seat to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
It was also widely reported that Digvijaya Singh’s name was being considered for the Rajgarh seat, which he represented in 1984 and 1991. Digvijaya Singh’s son, brother and nephew are currently representing three out of eight assembly seats under Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat.
BJP had won 27 out of total 29 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 polls leaving the rest two seats to Congress.
Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. Results will be declared on May 23. Madhya Pradesh goes to polls in four phases for its 29 Lok Sabha seats.