New Delhi, July 18: Even as the media was agog at how many old hands were not part of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh made light of it on Wednesday. “I’m happy that Rahul Gandhi has formed a new team…It’s unnecessary to discuss who is part of it. The challenge in front of us is very serious. 2019 polls are about which ideology will rule our nation,” said Singh when asked for reaction on why his name was not included in the CWC list. (Also read: Salman Khursheed Defends Digvijaya’s Hindu Terrorism Comment)
Singh was, at one point, considered Gandhi’s political guru. Also, the CWC does not have Sonia Gandhi’s trusted Janardan Dwivedi. What is noteworthy is that these senior politicians were a part of the Steering Committee that Gandhi had constituted soon after assuming charge as the party president.
From Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia was also made a part of the CWC. Another senior leader, Kamal Nath, had already been elevated to the post of state unit so it has become increasingly clear that these two leaders would be at the forefront as far as MP is concerned. Singh, who was the chief minister of the state for 10 years, has been sidelined.
Singh hasn’t been in the news for all the right reasons. Earlier, he said that all Hindu terrorists arrested so far belonged to the RSS. The remark saw the BJP up in arms against the Congress leader, demanding his scalp for his comment. “We demand Congress leader Digvijaya Singh should be sacked from the party. You (Digvijaya Singh) pointed a finger at millions of Hindus, denigrated them and called them terrorists,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said while addressing a press conference in Delhi.