Updated on Apr 28, 2004 08:18 PM IST

Royal brothers of Raghopur, Digvijay and Laxman, have parted ways recently.

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Born in the royal family of Raghogarh principality, Digvijay Singh, aka Diggy Raja joined politics at the age of 24. It is said he kills his enemies with sugar, not poison. Diggy Raja failed to nip the family intrigue in the bud. His own brother, Lakshman Singh, deserted the Congress and joined the BJP.

His notable contribution as the longest serving CM is village democracy. Analysts say he 'obliged' his party chief a number of times with raising funds.

Congressmen admit that Digvijay's troubles began when the BJP focussed on "bijli, sadak, pani (power, roads and water)" and not allow his "soft" Hindutva to undermine their campaign.

Year of entry into politics: 1971
Top post: Chief Minister
Best known for: Rural reforms
Party: Congress
Constituency: Raghogarh

Lakshman Singh(brother)
Year of entry into politics: 1990
Top post: Member of Parliament
Best known for:  Being Diggy Raja's brother
Party: BJP
Constituency: Rajgarh

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