Profession: Indian Politician
Brother of Digvijaya Singh
Daughters of Digvijaya Singh
Mandakini Kumari, Karnieka Kumari, Mradima Kumari
Father of Digvijaya Singh
Balbhadra Singh (Former Indian Politician)
Mother of Digvijaya Singh
Son of Digvijaya Singh
Jaivardhan Singh (Indian Politician)
Wife of Digvijaya Singh
Late Rana Asha Kumari (m.1969- 2013)
Amrita Rai, News Anchor (m.2015)
Affairs/Girlfriends of Digvijaya Singh
Major Controversies of Digvijaya Singh
Singh landed himself into controversy in May 2011 with his remark on the burial of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. He said that the United States should have given a dignified burial.
In July 2013, after the Bodh Gaya bombings, Singh took to the twitter and wrote
The tweet drew him criticism for linking BJP to the attack.
A local lawyer and volunteer of RSS filed a complaint against Singh over latter's controversial tweet which came a few days after the former State finance minister was arrested following an allegation of sexual assault by his servant. Singh mentioned "Ram and Raghavji" in his tweet.
Again in July 2013, Singh bashed RSS alleging that Sangh trains its activists to prepare bombs, assuring reporters that he had video clips of four VHP and RSS activists accepting that they were trained by Sangh in making bombs. He also claimed that Batla House encounter was fake.
He found himself in the light of criticism because of his sexist remark against Meenakshi Natrajan, a Congress MP from Mandsaur. Singh, while talking to the party workers, said that party MP, Meenakshi Natrajan, is a Gandhian, simple and an honest leader. She keeps going from place to place in her constituency. I am a seasoned smith of politics. Meenakshi sau tunch maal hai."
Early in May 2017, Telangana police registered a criminal case against Singh following a complaint on his tweets which stated that the Telangana police hosted a fake ISIS website to radicalise Muslim youth.
Information about Digvijaya Singh
Previously, he had served as the 14th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, a central Indian state, for two terms from 1993 to 2003.
He was educated at The Daly College, Indore and the Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore, where he completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering.
His father, Balbhadra Singh, was the Raja of Raghogarh (under Gwalior State), presently known as Guna district of Madhya Pradesh, and a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) as independent candidate for the Raghogarh Vidhan Sabha constituency following the 1951 elections.
Does Digvijaya Singh smoke: Not Known
In 2019 Lok Sabha elections he was defeated by Pragya Singh Thakur for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.
Prior to that he was a minister in Chief Minister Arjun Singh's cabinet between 1980–84.
He is also currently a General Secretary of the Indian National Congress party's All India Congress Committee.
Digvijaya Singh is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
Since 1969, he was married to Asha Singh, who died in 2013, and with whom he has four daughters and a son.
Singh was president of the Raghogarh Nagar palika (a municipal committee) between 1969 and 1971.
Singh was born in Indore in the erstwhile princely state of Holkar (now a part of Madhya Pradesh) of British India, on 28 February 1947.
Does Digvijaya Singh drink alcohol: Not Known