24 November, 2020

Digvijay Singh

Henceforth the top rung of the Congress, including MPs, will have to become apolitical. Our leaders will simply not campaign for the Congress. They will campaign against the opposition.

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Digvijay Singh
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Those who matter in the Congress know of my strategy sessions with a clutch of chamchas at the tourist lodge, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. Last week I found myself with four friends eagerly awaiting Diggy raja’s latest gyan. So, after tucking into a palak pakoda, I started. “Gentlemen, as strategies go, we have to think differently, often indifferently. We have to also learn from others. Allow me to share with you Digvijay’s Autumn 2011 musings.” I waited for an applause. None was forthcoming, so I continued. “Henceforth the top rung of the Congress, including MPs, will have to become apolitical,” I pronounced, which made the quartet cock up their ears. “Digvijayji, how is that possible?” wondered one. “It’s simple,” I said in my Sunday-best baritone, “Our leaders will simply not campaign for the Congress. They will campaign against the opposition. Our message will be: don’t vote for BJP/CPI(M)/AIADMK etc. But we will never say vote for the Congress. Thus we will become...

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