Digvijaya Singh

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Digvijaya Singh was born on 28 February 1947 in Indore in the erstwhile princely state of Holkar (now a part of Madhya Pradesh) of British India, on 28 February 1947.His father, Balbhadra Singh, was the Raja of Raghogarh (under Gwalior State), presently known as Guna district of Madhya Pradesh and was a former Independent MP from the Raghogarh constituency.

In 1993, he resigned from the Lok Sabha because he had been appointed Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. His brother, Lakshman Singh, had been elected in 1993 as a Congress MLA in Madhya Pradesh from the same Raghogarh assembly constituency that Digivijaya had previously held. Lakshman resigned from the seat in favour of Digvijaya, who needed to be elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in order to fulfill his role as Chief Minister.

Previously; he had served as the 9th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, a central Indian state, for two terms from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he was a minister in Chief Minister Arjun Singh’s cabinet, during 1980–84.

Since 1969, he was married to Asha Singh, who died in 2013, and with whom he has four daughters and a son.In April 2014, he confirmed that he was in a relationship with a Rajya Sabha TV anchor Amrita Rai; they married in late August 2015.

In 2012, Singh said that there was a need for younger people to be involved in state assemblies and that he had no further interest in contesting state elections. He expressed a willingness to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

In June 2015, Singh petitioned the Indian Supreme Court pleading for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam. In his petition Singh mentioned that he had interacted with a whistleblower who had revealed sensitive information to him n November 2017, CBI in its charge sheet filed in a special court, dismissed the claim. Singh could face prosecution for fabricated documents in keeping with the CBI’s submissions to the SC earlier this year

Singh is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. He is also currently a General Secretary of the Indian National Congress party’s All India Congress Committee.


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