28 November, 2020

No Diggy-Backing

Could the wily Raja of Raghogarh be staring at insignificance?

No Diggy-Backing

A large chunk of the hate mail flooding the Madhya Pradesh Congress inbox is addressed to former chief minister Digvijay Singh. On social networking sites, his first name invokes carnivorous puns from supporters of the BJP, hardly surprising, given the emerging culture of abuse. Surprising, though, is the reaction of some senior Congress members who once proudly displayed their photographs with him in their drawing rooms. “Shocking that the BJP should be calling him names when it owes him its 10 years in power,” says a sarcastic former follower.

Is the game up then for the ever-smiling, archetypal feudal lord of Raghogarh? Has he lost relevance in the Congress’s current scheme of things? Though party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s “no one cares for the setting sun” rem­ark was aimed at promoting young Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay himself added to the speculation saying he was the setting sun and Rahul the rising one. Both Rahul and Jyotiraditya now ensure Digvijay is not slighted on public platforms.

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