Digvijaya Singh


Digvijaya Singh is a frontline politician in India. He is a Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha and Permanent Invitee to Congress Working Committee.

Ex - General Secretary, Indian National Congress, the lead partner in the United Progressive Alliance. This alliance had governed the country for a period of 10 years from May 2004 to May 2014.

He was a part of the six member committee that had been appointed under the chairmanship of Congress- then Vice-President Shri Rahul Gandhi to coordinate the preparations for the General Elections in 2014

He also serves on most of the party's committees that are responsible for taking impact-making political decisions.

During 2004 - 2018, as General Secretary, he had handled the party work for states of Odissa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa. He was also given the responsibility of managing campaigns in Assembly Elections of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

My Political Journey

+ Years in public life

President of Raghogarh Municipal Council


President of Raghogarh Municipal Council

From 1969 - 1971 as the Chairman of N.P Raghogarh, several significant works were undertaken:

- Prior to 1969, Raghogarh was facing severe drinking water scarcity. Residents had to fetch water from the mountainous Pach Kuinya at 2 a.m. In order to overcome this crisis, a comprehensive town's water supply scheme was initiated and the water scarcity issue was resolved to the satisfaction of its citizen.

- Proper arrangements for street lights were made to illuminate the dark roads, ensuring safety and visibility.

- Many roads in the town were in a dilapidated condition with potholes. The roads were repaired and paved with tar, making them motorable.

- The municipal council started the operation of the Gandhi Study Center and Library for the benefit of the residents. The said study center was well stocked with reference materials, books, newspapers and periodicals.

- Prior to 1969 the office of Nagar Palika was housed in a rented two-room building near the bus stand, the Municipal Office was relocated to a new building constructed at Jai Stambh Maidan to efficiently manage municipal operations.

- During my tenure started the tradition of having grand festivities held over two days at Pachkuinya Hill to commemorate the pious occassion of Hanuman Jayanti.

- The municipal council also commenced organizing trade fairs in Raghogarh this facilitated in contributing to trade and commerce activities.

These initiatives greatly improved the infrastructure and quality of life in Raghogarh during the aforementioned period.

Director Central cooperative bank Guna


Director Central cooperative bank Guna

Director District Cooperative Bank
I got elected as a delegate from Raghogarh Primary Agriculture Society (PAX) to the District Cooperative Bank Guna. All the delegates of Raghogarh vote for Directorship of the Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) Guna. We the Directors from each Block voted and elected Rajendra Singh Sisodia son of Sagar Singh Sisodia as the Chairman of CCB Guna. But Because of corruption in the functioning of the Bank differences came between me and the Chairman. One fine day I came to know my Directorship has been terminated without any notice or reason! I appealed against the order of the Dy Registrar before the Joint Registrar of Cooperative Department.

Though Assembly elections were held before the decision came. I got elected as MLA and Janta Party formed the Govt. The new Govt dissolved the CCB Board.

Irrigation/ Command Area development


Irrigation/ Command Area development

Member of legislative assembly 1977-84 (77-82 minister for Agriculture/ Animal husbandry/ Fisheries 1982-84 Irrigation/ Command Area development

Member of parliament


Member of parliament

Member of parliament-1984-89

President M.P. congress committee


President M.P. congress committee

President Madhya Pradesh congress committee 1985-88

Member of Parliament 1991-94


Member of Parliament 1991-94

Member of Parliament 1991-94 ( got second term president MPCC from 1992-94)

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh- 1993-2003


Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh- 1993-2003

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh- 1993-2003 ( 3 months he was in parliament during his cm ship)

General secretary AICC


General secretary AICC

General secretary AICC Andhra/ Assam/ Orrisa& Bihar

General secretary incharge UP/ Assam


General secretary incharge UP/ Assam

General secretary incharge UP/ Assam

General secretary Andhra/Karnataka & Goa


General secretary Andhra/Karnataka & Goa

General secretary Andhra:


Digvijay Singh, appointed as the Congress party's in-charge of Andhra Pradesh affairs in 2004, played a pivotal role during Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's (YSR) tenure as chief minister. YSR appreciated Singh's extensive experience as the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and valued his insights on governance.

Singh had a unique approach of thoroughly studying issues before expressing his opinions, showing a keen interest in agriculture and farmers' welfare. He engaged in discussions with YSR, exchanging ideas and plans for agricultural development in Andhra Pradesh.

As the party in-charge, Singh had significant responsibilities, including managing internal party conflicts and coordinating with the state government. He dealt with various challenges, including regional disparities and opposition movements.

Singh played a crucial role in negotiations with the central government to secure financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh's agricultural and irrigation projects. He utilized his personal connections and influence to benefit the state.

Additionally, Singh facilitated the organization of the Congress party's 82nd plenary session in Hyderabad, showcasing his coordination skills and commitment to the party's success.

Both YSR and Singh shared a mutual admiration for each other's leadership and initiatives. YSR praised Singh's past achievements in Madhya Pradesh, particularly in poverty alleviation programs.

Overall, Singh's competence, efficiency, and experience significantly contributed to strengthening the Congress party's position in Andhra Pradesh during YSR's tenure as chief minister.

Member of Rajya Sabha 2014 onwards

2014 Onwards

Member of Rajya Sabha 2014 onwards

Member of Rajya Sabha 2014 onwards

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पर्यावरण और पानी पर गंभीर काम कर चुके मशहूर पर्यावरणविद् राजेंद्र सिंह कहते हैं कि मुख्यमंत्री रहते हुए दिग्विजय सिंह ने बेहतरीन काम किए।
“गांव का पानी गांव में, खेत का पानी खेत में” नारे ने प्रदेश के लाखों लोगों को जल संरक्षण का बेहतरीन विकल्प दिया। जो आज भी किसानों के काम आ रहा है। यह दिग्विजय सिंह की दूरदर्शिता और किसानों के प्रति संवेदनशील एवं सकारात्मक सोच का परिचायक है।

राजेंद्र सिंह

पर्यावरणविद् राजेंद्र सिंह
28 April 2024

 2019 में हुए लोकसभा चुनाव के दौरान, कांग्रेस नेता शशि थरूर ने भोपाल के तत्कालीन उम्मीदवार दिग्विजय सिंह के बारे में बयान दिया  

शशि थरूर

Shashi Tharoor Member of Parliament
17th March 2024

"After constitutional amendment, Panchayatiraj was established for the first time in the country in Madhya Pradesh through independent elections. Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh has taken remarkable steps in state for rural development under this constitutional provision."

Sonia Gandhi

All India Congress President
2nd March 2000 in Bhopal

"Digvijaya Singh is a good example of a person educated from Engineering college of Madhya Pradesh.."

Shankar Dayal Sharma

President of India
2nd March 1997

"The Human Development Report, released by Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh is an important step to strengthen the democracy"

Dr. Amartya Sen

Nobel Laureate
5th January 1997 at New Delhi

"I am impressed with the work of Madhya Pradesh Government like Panchayati Raj & Rajiv Gandhi Mission. The works being run through decentralization of power and by public participation are commendable. The credit of this change goes to Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh."

Sir Rob Young

British High Commissioner
28th January 2000 at Bhopal

"Digvijaya Singh is one of the best Chief Ministers in India. Digvijaya Singh is a high caliber leader giving exemplary leadership to Madhya Pradesh Government. He is IT savvy and M.P. is progressing under his leadership."

Hiroshi Hirabayashi

Ambassador of Japan
17 April 2000, Indore

"The Panchayatiraj system implemented under the leadership of Shri. Digvijaya Singh is so ideal a system that it should be implemented in all the states"

Indra Kumar Gujaral

Then Prime Minister of India
November 1997

"Establishment of Panchayatiraj is a revolutionary step. Work initiated by Digvijaya Singh under Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission is commendable and exemplary."

Michael Mcgeever

Ambassador of European Economic Commission
11th February 1999

"Digvijaya what you have achieved in Jhabua, we could never do in Maharashtra"

Anna Hazare

Renowned Social Worker
Dec 25, 2011

"Digvijaya Singh is a dynamic personality"

Lal Krishna Advani

Central Home Minister
13 June 1999, Jabalpur

मुझे जब ज्ञात हुआ की दिग्विजय सिंह चुनाव लड़ रहे हैं तो मेरा रोम-रोम पुलकित हुआ। अब मध्य प्रदेश के भाग जाग रहे हैं, हमारा सौभाग्य हैं और जैन समाज का सौभाग्य है और अब हम सब का कर्तव्य है और मध्य प्रदेश वासियों का कि उन्हें हम चुन करके लाये | एक अनुभवी व्यक्ति है जो हमारे मुख्यमंत्री रहे हैं, आप सब उन्हें अवश्य चुनकर के लाये , मेरा सपना साकार करें |

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