Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is heading co-ordination committee of Madhya Pradesh Congress, has played a crucial role in gaining support for Congress at the grassroots level of the state, sources claimed.
Political circles are of the view that the Digvijaya Singh in Madhya Pradesh has achieved the upper hand in the party’s internal equations ahead of the elections, making it tougher for young leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia and many more.
Digvijaya Singh’s Strategy and Mentoring in MPCC
In view of strengthening Congress, Digvijaya Singh so far had been successful in pulling several big leaders in the party. Digvijaya Singh in Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) office is regularly holding meetings with disappointed leaders of Congress and over 200 disappointed leaders have met Singh till now, sources claimed.
Being a mentor for several state leaders, Digvijaya Singh initially worked on maintaining unity among the leaders, which was a major concern for Congress in the state.
And the joining of former BJP leader Sartaj Singh provided a big boost to Congress. As per the sources, Digvijaya Singh was speaking to Sartaj Singh and played a vital role in the whole process. Sartaj Singh, who holds a big influence in Hoshangabad division, is fighting from Seoni-Malwa constituency in Hoshangabad district.
As per the AICC sources, Digvijaya Singh gained the largest space for his nominees with around 75 seats, following his spectacular work on grounds in Madhya Pradesh.
Speaking on the lines of party’s performance in upcoming elections, Digvijaya Singh stated that “I have seen the candidate lists of both Congress and BJP. I have been around Madhya Pradesh. There is a strong support for the Congress this time much better than in 2013 or 2008. The Congress is coming back to power”.
Congress party is looking to end its fifteen years of exile under the leadership of Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia respectively and Digvijaya Singh has excluded himself from Chief Minister’s candidature ahead of polls.