Digvijay Singh
Digvijay Singh at the Press Briefing

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, after being released from preventive custody, has approached the Karnataka High Court seeking permission to meet the rebel MLAs.

Singh said that he will get all his facts to the Supreme Court and will decide on any decision only after the judgement.

In a press briefing, earlier, Digvijay Singh accused BJP of “horse-trading”. He said, “It is unfortunate that Madhya Pradesh is becoming infamous for horse-trading. Kannada history and culture have been of highest tradition but now the way politics is being done by the BJP, huge sums are being distributed to buy MLAs.”

He added that Congress believes in the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru, so it important to ensure that, “national democracy remains in the right direction and path” irrespective of any party forming the government.

Digvijay Singh also spoke about the resignation by former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, saying that this was not expected out of Scindia as he had a very “successful political career in Congress.”

“We are let down by Jyotiraditya Scindia,” added Digvijay Singh.

Madhya Pradesh BJP has also written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner saying, “Digvijaya Singh, who is a candidate for Rajya Sabha election has gone to Bengaluru along with others, to pressurise 16 MLAs (lodged at Ramada hotel) to vote in his favor, violating Model Code of Conduct”.

Earlier Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister while speaking with ANI lashed at the Karnataka Police and BJP asking the validity of Digvijay Singh’s arrest.

Kamal Nath said, “He (Digvijay Singh) became a security risk amid 500 Karnataka police personnel? The arrests show that MLAs have been held hostages & BJP is attempting to hijack the government.”

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