Amid hypothesis of whether or not Congress stalwarts in Madhya Pradesh will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha election, former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh has stated that he was not eager on contesting the polls.
Congress veteran chief stated he gained’t contest the Lok Sabha election as his Rajya Sabha tenure has two extra years to go. The two-time Chief Minister was elected as MP for the Upper House of Parliament in June 2020, and due to this fact, the six-year tenure will finish in June 2026.
During an interplay with the press reporters in his dwelling district Rajgarh on Sunday, he stated, “The question of contesting the elections does not arise because I am a member of Rajya Sabha and still have over two years.”
Singh dominated out the potential for contesting the Lok Sabha election. However, the political circle was filled with hypothesis that the Congress could area him from Rajgarh this time. Over the previous week, Singh has been taking conferences of social gathering employees in Rajgarh, Raghogarh and Khilchipur — all these Assembly segments fall within the Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency.
Sources within the Congress advised IANS that there have been very uncommon possibilities for the Congress to additional give tenure as Rajya Sabha MP to Digvijaya Singh and wished him to contest the Lok Sabha election.
Singh had contested from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat in 2019 however misplaced to BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur by a margin of three.65 lakh votes.
Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat is the house turf of Singh, who hails from the Raghogarh Assembly phase (Guna district) which falls underneath the Rajgarh parliamentary constituency. Singh had represented Rajgarh LS seat in 1984 and 1991.
He stated the Congress social gathering will determine the candidate for Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency. Of the entire 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP holds 28 and the Congress one. In the Assembly elections held final 12 months within the state, the Congress recorded its worst efficiency underneath Singh and one other veteran Kamal Nath.