Ignoring Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhas Yadav’s directive, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh addressed a rally organised here by a section of party workers.
Digvijay Singh asserted that he took directions only from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, senior leader Ahmed Patel and Narayansami, in charge of party affairs in the State, and nobody else.
The ‘hallabol rally’ was organised by Digvijay’s supporters ‘to highlight the misgovernance of the BJP government in the State’.
The Sagar district unit was warned on Wednesday by Yadav to cancel the programme in view of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s directive to desist from holding ‘personal rallies.’
Digvijay and organisers ignored the advice, claming that this would amount to demoralising partymen.
Digvijay told the rally that the BJP was spreading communal hatred through its Hindu sammelans.
Appealing to the partymen to join hands to throw the BJP out of power, he said almost 90 percent of Congressmen have united.
Union minister of state for agriculture Kantilal Bhuriya alleged that farmers of the State are in the lurch as the government has failed to provide them basic agriculture inputs on time.
MLA Ajay Singh said ‘rampant corruption’ was reported in the Centre’s job guarantee scheme in Sidhi district.
Almost all former people’s representatives and office-bearers of the district attended the rally.
Later talking to mediapersons, Singh tried to evade questions on Sonia Gandhi’s ban on individual rallies and said the DCC had invited him to attend the rally.
Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and former CM Digvijay Singh have been holding rallies across the State over the past few months.