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Digvijay emerges top Cong leader in MP

Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh emerged as the top Congress leader in the state with four party candidates whom he had helped to get tickets winning the parliamentary polls.

bhopal Updated: May 26, 2009 14:20 IST

Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh emerged as the top Congress leader in the state with four party candidates whom he had helped to get tickets winning the parliamentary polls.

After non-inclusion of former Union Minister, Arjun Singh in the present Manmohan Singh ministry, Congress politics in the state is now centering around apart from Digvijay Singh, three other leaders.

These other three leaders are state Congress President, Suresh Pachouri, Union Minister Kamalnath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Congress sources said on Tuesday that in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the four had a say in distribution of party tickets to their supporters.

Digvijay Singh had helped six candidates to get Congress tickets and supported two other nominees of another faction of whom a total of four were elected to the 15th Lok Sabha.

The constituencies where Singh's supporters won are Rajgarh, Ujjain, Ratlam and Shahdol while in Bhind and Indore seats, candidates chosen by him failed to enter the Parliament.

Besides, Singh, who is General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, also helped party to win 22 Lok Sabha seats from that state and this will help him.