New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh Monday said that he won’t give speeches or hold campaign rallies for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018. Addressing a gathering of Congress party workers in Bhopal, the Congress leader said that his speeches damage the party’s prospects during the elections.Also Read - Mayawati Says 'Poll Gimmick' as Charanjit Singh Channi Takes Oath as Punjab's First Dalit Sikh CM
“Agar kaam nahi kiya toh khwaab dekhte reh jaaoge, agar aise kaam karoge toh sarkaar nahi banegi. 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 said. Also Read - BSP to Fight UP, Uttarakhand Assembly Polls Alone, Says Mayawati as Reports of Tie-up With AIMIM Emerge
Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati had ruled out an alliance with the Congress party for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections and slammed Singh for his claim that the BSP is abstaining for entering the grand alliance because she is under pressure from the Centre. Also Read - Akali Dal Inks Poll Pact With Mayawati's BSP For Punjab Assembly Election 2022
Making a veiled attack on the Congress leader, Mayawati said that while Rahul and Sonia Gandhi‘s intentions for an alliance with the BSP are honest, there are some leaders in the party who are “sabotaging their efforts for the alliance”.
The BSP chief even went on to claim that Congress party leaders like Digvijaya Singh do not wish for a Congress-BSP alliance. “They are afraid of agencies like ED, CBI. Digvijaya Singh who is also a BJP agent is giving statements that Mayawati ji has a lot of pressure from Centre so she doesn’t want this alliance. This is baseless,” she said.
Digvijay Singh, however, refused to take the blame for Congress-BSP break-up and stood by his comments that the BSP chief was under the Centres pressure not to ally with his party. The senior leader pointed out that Mayawati had earlier made her intentions clear by announcing an electoral pact with Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh for the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh.