Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh is thought for sharing provocative views on delicate subjects which have typically landed him in bother. Generally, reportedly, he was even reprimanded by the high-command of the Congress social gathering however appears that made no distinction.
Singh’s most up-to-date bounce into controversy was on Saturday when in a latest dialog with a Pakistan-based journalist on the Clubhouse app, he hinted at “relooking” the choice of revoking Article 370.
Let’s take a look at a number of the controversial statements made by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh that actually made headlines:
June 2021 – REMARK ON ARTICLE 370
In the course of the dialog with Shahzeb Jillani, a Pakistan-based journalist, Digvijaya mentioned, “Democracy was not there in Kashmir once they revoked Article 370, ‘insaniyat’ was not there as that they had put everybody behind bars. In the meantime, ‘Kashmiriyat’ is one thing that’s the fundamentals of secularism. As a result of in a Muslim-majority state there was a Hindu king and each labored collectively. In actual fact, the reservation in Kashmir was given to Kashmiri pandits, subsequently, the choice of revoking Article 370 and decreasing the statehood of J&Okay, is a tragic determination. And the Congress social gathering will definitely must relook at this difficulty.”
The choice to revoke Article 370 was taken on August 5, 2019, by the Narendra Modi-led BJP authorities in a bid to combine Jammu and Kashmir with India.
October 2019 – ‘RADICALISATION OF HINDUS’
He had reportedly mentioned that the radicalisation of Hindus is as harmful as radicalisation of Muslims. Referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 50-min prolonged speech on the UN Basic Meeting, he had mentioned that it could be tough for the nation in case there may be ‘radicalisation of the bulk,’ just like that in Pakistan.
“The speech on radicalisation by Prime Minister Imran Khan (at UNGA) during which he speaks on Islamophobia and radical Muslims, the counter of that’s radicalisation of Hindus. The radicalisation of Hindus is equally harmful to the radicalisation of Muslims. Jawaharlal Nehru had mentioned, communalism of the bulk is extra harmful than the communalism of the minority. At the moment, the state of affairs in Pakistan the place there’s a communalisation of the bulk, if that occurs in India it is not going to be simple to save lots of the nation then,” Republic had quoted Singh as saying.
September 2019 – ‘SOME SAFFRON-CLAD PEOPLE COMMIT RAPES’
Digvijaya Singh had as soon as mentioned that some saffron-clad folks have been indulging in promoting churan and committing rapes by defaming the Sanatan Dharma. Whereas addressing a Sant Samagam (gathering of saints) organised by the Congress authorities in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, he had mentioned, “Saffron-clad persons are promoting churan, (some) saffron-clad are committing rapes, rapes are going down in temples. Is it our faith? God is not going to pardon those that have defamed our sanatan dharma.”
#WATCH Digvijaya Singh, Congress in Bhopal: At the moment, persons are sporting saffron garments and raping, rapes are occurring inside temples, is that this our faith? Those that have defamed our ‘Sanatan Dharma’, not even god will forgive them. pic.twitter.com/psAQcd1R7p— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2019
June 2019 – ‘BJP, BAJRANG DAL TAKE MONEY FROM ISI’
Singh had accused the BJP and the Bajrang Dal of taking cash from Pakistan’s spy company ISI. “Bajrang Dal (the youth wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad) and Bharatiya Janata Social gathering are taking cash from the ISI. Consideration needs to be paid to this,” he had mentioned.
The Congress chief had additionally gave a communal dimension to his declare. “Non-Muslims are spying for Pakistan’s ISI greater than Muslims. This needs to be understood,” he added.
Could 2017 – REMARK ON TELANGANA POLICE
On Could 1, 2017, Singh had stroked controversy by claiming that the Telangana police has arrange a “bogus” ISIS web site to radicalise Muslim youth and encourage them to hitch the terrorist outfit. “Telangana Police has arrange a bogus ISIS website which is radicalising Muslim Youths and inspiring them to turn out to be ISIS Modules,” he had tweeted. Telangana police had later filed a case towards the Congress chief.
Telangana Police has arrange a bogus ISIS website which is radicalising Muslim Youths and inspiring them to turn out to be ISIS Modules.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) Could 1, 2017
August 2016 – REFERRRED POK AS ‘India-Occupied-Kashmir’
Singh as soon as referred Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) as India-Occupied-Kashmir. Nonetheless, he later clarified that he meant to say PoK and that “Kashmir is an integral a part of India.” He has additionally as soon as referred terrorists Osama bin Laden as “Osamaji” and Hafiz Saeed as “saheb”.
July 2015 – REMARK ON YAKUB MEMON’S HANGING
Singh had in 2015 stoked controversy by saying, in a sequence of tweets, that the credibility of presidency and judiciary was at stake after the “urgency” proven in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s case. “Yakub Memon hanged. Exemplary urgency and dedication has been proven by Govt and Judiciary in punishing an accused of Terror. I hope related dedication of Govt and Judiciary could be proven in all instances of terror regardless of their caste creed and faith,” he had mentioned.
“I’ve my doubts the best way the instances of different Terror accused are being carried out. Let’s see. Credibility of the Govt and Judiciary is at stake,” Singh added.
July 2013 – ‘SANGH TRAINS ACTIVISTS TO MAKE BOMBS’
Singh had alleged that Sangh trains its activists in making bombs. Talking to reporters, he had unhappy that he has video clips of 4 VHP and RSS activists accepting that they have been skilled by Sangh in making bombs.
July 2013 – REMARK ON BATLA HOUSE ENCOUNTER
He had mentioned that he wouldn’t apologise to BJP over his comment that the Batla Home encounter was faux. “I’ll by no means apologise. I nonetheless keep that encounter was faux,” he had informed reporters. This assertion invited reactions from totally different political events.
July 2013 – CONTROVERSIAL REMARK ON Raghavji
The Congress chief had posted a controversial tweet on former BJP minister Raghavji. He had talked about “Ram and Raghavji” and it was written a number of days after Raghavji was arrested following allegation of sexual assault levelled by his servant.
Slogans being raised in Bhopal : Bachcha Bachcha Ram Ka, Raghavji Ke Kaam Ka !— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 10, 2013
JANUARY 2011 – ‘PHONE TALKS WITH Hemant Karkare’
Singh had claimed that hours earlier than 26/11 assaults, slain Mumbai prime cop Hemant Karkare had known as him to say his life was below risk. “I had spoken to him three and a half hours…it was between 6 and seven PM on 26/11….I used to be very shocked after I got here to know that he was killed,” he had mentioned.
DECEMBER 2010 – ‘ADVANI HELPS RSS INFILTRATE GOVT, MEDIA’
He had accused BJP leaders, resembling LK Advani, of planting secret brokers in authorities and the media. “RSS has folks in all places. Advani had even planted RSS males within the media when he was info and broadcasting minister,” Hindustan Instances quoted Singh as saying.