Now, Digvijaya challenges Sushma Swaraj in 2014 LS polls

Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said he would like to contest the next Lok Sabha elections from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh, currently represented by Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj.

In an informal talk with reporters, the former chief minister said he had no plans to contest from Rajgarh, which is his hometown, as it has already been represented by Congress member.

Digvijaya said he would like to contest against Sushma in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Digvijaya said he would like to contest against Sushma in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

To a query whether he will contest from Bellary in Karnataka if Sushma Swaraj enters the fray from there in 2014 polls, Digvijaya replied in negative.

Digvijaya clarified that though he was prepared to contest from Vidisha, nothing has been formalised yet and names of other constituencies are also doing round.

Swaraj had won the 2009 election to the 15th Lok Sabha from Vidisha by the margin of over 4,00,000 votes.

Digvijaya also said that current Bhopal MP and former chief minister Kailash Joshi would not contest next year's general elections.


Updated Date: Aug 22, 2013 16:18 PM

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