01 August, 2021

The Subcontinental Menu

Illustration by Saahil
The Subcontinental Menu

Early Mover Diggy Digs In

Digvijaya Singh is desperate to reclaim his political clout after his resounding defeat by over 3.64 lakh votes to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur—the terrorism suspect and political greenhorn— in the BJP bastion of Bhopal, where the Congress fielded him instead of in his home turf Rajgarh. Sidelined for the past several years, the seat change is seen as his party rivals’ ploy to hand him the short end of the stick. The strike-back for the Raja of Raghogarh begins with his decision to spend most of his time in Bhopal, reconnecting with its electorate, though the next Lok Sabha polls are five years away. Singh is also open to the idea of taking over as MP Congress chief, a post Kamal Nath had to quit after the party’s Lok Sabha rout. Well, arch-rival Jyotiraditya Scindia has also taken a shine to the vacant post.

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