Ready to contest anyone: Digvijaya on Bhopal LS seat

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting the Bhopal seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha election, on Wednesday said he is ready to face any contestant from the BJP.

“I am ready to face anyone. I will accept whomsoever BJP will field against me. I have no issues at all,” Singh told media persons here when asked about reports of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s name being pitched against him.

Admitting that it will be a tough contest, Digvijaya thanked Congress president Rahul Gandhi for fielding him from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.

Meanwhile, Digvijaya also addressed party workers in Bhopal and slammed the NDA-led central government over the Indian Air Force’s airstrike on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.

He said BJP leaders were giving different numbers of terrorists killed in the attack.
Digvijaya told party workers that BJP has one sole agenda of spreading hatred between Hindus and Muslim.

“In this country, if there is somebody who has fought against terrorism, then it is the Congress party. BJP has only compromised with terrorists (samjhaute kiye hai). Congress party has never compromised with terrorists,” he said.

Raising questions over the Pulwama terror attack in which around 40 jawans of CRPF were killed on February 14, Digvijaya questioned why the convoy of CRPF was not transported via air.