Congress leader Digvijaya Singh while speaking to media persons in Indore on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh while speaking to media persons in Indore on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Digvijay Singh wants to contest from MP's Rajgarh parliamentary seat

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 23:30 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said that his first preference is Rajgarh parliamentary seat for the 17th Lok Sabha elections.

"My Rajya Sabha term is till 2020. But if the party wants me to contest the Lok Sabha elections, my first preference will be Rajgarh parliamentary seat. However, I have told the party high command that I will contest from wherever the party asks me," Singh told media persons here.

This comes after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday announced that Singh will contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal.

"I had asked Digvijaya Singh to contest from Bhopal and he immediately agreed. Even during the meeting with the Congress high command, his name was suggested," said Nath during an event.

"I hope the people will support him," Nath said.

Singh had represented Rajgarh seat in 1984 and 1991.

In Madhya Pradesh, polling will be conducted in four phases--during phase four, five, six and seven scheduled on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Madhya Pradesh has a total of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won from 27 constituencies while the Congress bagged two seats. (ANI)

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