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.
Date: 04/03/2024 | Location: शिवपुरी, गुना एवं राजगढ़ | Time: Whole Day
+ Years in public life
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 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.
General secretary Andhra:
DIGVIJAY SINGH, A PILLAR OF STRENGTH FOR AP: Dr K.V.P. Ramchandra Rao
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.