Digvijay Singh is the rare general secretary in the Congress who has been an active mass politician. Controversial, outspoken, political, he is also seen as someone who frequently engages with Rahul Gandhi. He spoke to Saba Naqvi on the sidelines of the Jaipur conclave. Excerpts:
Now that Rahul has been elevated, can he take on a figure like Narendra Modi?
What is Modi outside Gujarat? What is Modi outside social media....
But Rahul hardly engages with many people and the media in particular.
That will change. You will see him interacting far more with you all.
Within the party, will old-timers retire?
There may be a rejig in the AICC but the time-frame is unclear. In politics, no one retires. But new people also come up. I joked with Ahmedbhai that I read in an interview that you have an NGO. I can also run an NGO and we can all retire (laughs).... I would suggest to RG and Soniaji that people learn...