Digvijay Singh

Digvijaya Singh is an Indian politician from Congress party.
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Digvijay Singh

Digvijaya Singh is an Indian politician from Congress party. He is the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Digvijaya Singh was born on 28th February, 1947 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.   

Family details

Her wife was Asha Digvijaya Singh. They have a son and 4 daughters. On 28th February, 2013 his wife lost her life to cancer.

Career

Digvijay Singh completed his schooling from Daly College, Indore. He did graduation in Mechanical Engineering at Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology & Science, Indore.

Profession

1969: President of Raghogarh Municipal Council

1977, 1980: Member of Parliament from Raghogarh, Guna District

1980: Cabinet Minister - managing Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation & Command Area Development

1984, 1991: Member of Parliament, Rajgarh

1985: President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee

1992: President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee

1993, 1998: Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh

2013: General Secretary of All India Congress Committee

2013: Member of committee chaired by Rahul Gandhi for 2014 General Elections

Achievements

  • Digvijay Singh brought in practice the notion of decentralization of power to fortify poor people of villages. This movement set up 52,000 gram sabhas.
  • More than 26,000 primary schools were been set up in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The percentage of malnourished children was decelerated to 2.92% in 2002 - 03, from 16% in 1988 - 1989.

Books and Documentaries

A book named 26 / 11 : RSS ki Sazish written by Aziz Burney was launched by Digvijay Singh on Dec 6, 2010.

Lal Krishna Advani

Mayawati

Manmohan Singh

Nitish Kumar

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