All India Congress Committee ( AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh formally took oath as member of the Congress at his hometown Raghogarh on June 19.
District Congress president Yogendra Kumar, local MLA Mool Singh, Zila Panchayat chairman Sumer Singh, municipality chairman and Jaivardhan’s cousin brother Vikram Singh and a large number of party activists were present along with Digvijay Singh.
Addressing the gathering, Digvijay Singh said his wellwishers had suggested him to contest from Congress ticket when he was contesting his first assembly election in 1977 during Janta Party wave. Singh said that he believed in taking risks both in life and politics.
It’s on such occasion that people come to know as to who their well-wishers were and who were against them. Singh said his son has returned from America and soon
Panchayat and rural development minister Gopal Bhargava tried to justify his son joining politics.
Talking to media persons on Wednesday, Bhargava replied to a question asking when a collector’s son became a collector, a trader’s son became a trader why a politician’s son should not become a politician (Ek neta ka beta neta kyon nahi ban sakta?).
He said his son mingled with the people of the area and shared their moments of joy and grief. There was nothing wrong in it.
He would be married. Amidst slogan-shouting and demands to field Jaivardhan from Raghogarh assembly seat, he said any decision in that regard depended on the Congress Election Committee.
Singh further said Jaivardhan Singh would now carry out the responsibility of listening to problems of people in Raghogarh assembly constituency. He also announced that advanced communication modes would be used for the purpose. He said the citizens could tell their problems through a toll free number and they would be informed within 7 days about the action.
Singh added that he had suggested his son Jaivardhan not to join politics because there were so many difficulties in this field but he decided against his advice and joined politics for the service of people.
Jaivardhan Singh, in his address on the occasion, said that he was just 27-year-old and hoped to live for at least 40-45 years more and wished to use this time in the service of the people.