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Congress nixes Digvijay’s plan to hold political yatra in MP

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : May 20, 2018, 5:16 am IST
Updated : May 20, 2018, 5:16 am IST

Singh had announced that he would launch statewide political yatra on May 15 to unite Congress workers.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh. (PTI)
 Congress leader Digvijay Singh. (PTI)

Bhopal: The Congress leadership in Madhya Pradesh has “nixed” AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh’s plan to hold statewide yatra, scheduled to be launched four days ago.

A senior Congress leader here on Saturday disclosed to this newspaper that the party leadership has “restrained” Mr Singh from carrying out his political yatra fearing that the ruling BJP would cash in on it to remind people of his 10-year-rule allegedly tainted by bad roads.

In fact, the BJP led by Union minister Uma Bharti returned to power in MP in 2003 on the issue of neglect of infrastructure such as roads and electricity during 1993-2003 when Mr Singh was chief minister of state.

Mr Singh had announced that he would launch statewide political yatra on May 15 to unite Congress workers and leaders to take on the ruling BJP in the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state.

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