Digvijaya Singh made headlines when Cong failed to form govt in Goa despite the party winning more seats than BJP.
His removal as Goa and Karnataka in-charge was seen as the leadership’s dissatisfaction with him.
His removal came after the feedback from former LS Speaker Meira Kumar:
HYDERABAD: Congress relieved general secretary Digvijaya Singh of the charge of the party’s
affairs in Telangana, as part of incremental changes to the organisation.
It leaves Singh with the sole responsibility of Andhra Pradesh, with Goa and Karnataka taken away from
him in April+ – a sign of the high-profile Rajya Sabha MP’s continued diminution as organisational
Singh made headlines when Congress failed to form the government in Goa+ despite the party winning more
seats than BJP. His removal as Goa and Karnataka in-charge was seen as the leadership’s dissatisfaction
AICC secretary R C Khuntia has been appointed in place of Singh to look after Telangana, while Satish
Jarkiholi has been named as AICC secretary to assist him. Khuntia is a senior party office-bearer and
was looking after Telangana and AP affairs under Singh.
Now, the taking away of Telangana has focused attention on whether he retains AP or will be ousted from
the AICC. There is a view that Rahul Gandhi may wait for his elevation at the end of the organisational
polls to complete the reshuffle.
As if to coincide with the end of party polls, Singh has announced his plan to embark on a six-month
padyatra+ as part of “Narmada Parikrama” in his home state of Madhya Pradesh on September 30.
According to sources, the decision to remove him was reportedly taken following the feedback from
former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who visited the state this week to meet dalits who were tortured
During his four years as Telangana incharge, Singh was in the news for his sensational accusations like
Telangana police creating a fake Islamic State website to trap Muslim youths+ .
He faced complaints from a section of party leaders besides presiding over dismal party performance in
assembly polls followed by byelections. Congress is seen to have failed under him to launch a big
campaign against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi despite the hardships faced by the farmers and