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Now, Diggy to play role of ?Ustad?

FORMER CHIEF Minister and All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh today said he has had enough of electoral politics and he would prefer to work for the Congress organisation.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 01:17 IST

FORMER CHIEF Minister and All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh today said he has had enough of electoral politics and he would prefer to work for the Congress organisation.

Addressing a press conference at the State Assembly Press Room here today, Digvijay Singh said he would not contest elections any more.

“When a wrestler gets old, he gives up wrestling and becomes a Ustad (master) and devotes himself to nurturing budding wrestlers. I intend to do the same,” he quipped.

Otherwise also, there should be leaders to work for the party organisation, he added. Referring to his correspondence with the Chief Minister over non-inclusion of Anuppur and Burhanpur districts in National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), he said the Chief Minister wrote back to him enclosing his correspondence with the Union Government over the issue but the letters concerned the Food for Work scheme and not the Employment Guarantee Scheme.

“He remains too busy in abhinandan samaroh et al and possibly he could not see the contents of letters being enclosed,” Singh taunted.

Describing the nuclear deal between India and USA as a ‘diplomatic coup’ brought off by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, Singh congratulated the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the same.