Bhopal : Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday refused to answer about allegations made against him in the wake of the party’s defeat in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections and described himself as a “punching bag” and a scapegoat, reports PTI.
Addressing a press conference here, the Congress general secretary said that he is used to these sort of allegations and added that he had never replied to them.
“I think that I have become a punching bag at whom people may hurl all sorts of allegations, but I bounce back and return to where I was,” Singh said.
Among other things, Digvijay was called a “conspirator” by at least two Congress leaders namely, Satyavrat Chaturvedi and Kalpana Parulekar.
Answering a question, the Congress General Secretary said that he is willing to accept his responsibility for the role he played during the elections.
Digvijay Singh also said that results of the recent assembly elections in four states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Chhattisgarh where his party lost, were very disappointing for him. He told that as per his assessment, the Congress should have got 110 to 120 of the total 230 seats in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
One of the main reasons for the party’s defeat in Madhya Pradesh was that the party was almost totally wiped out in the Malwa region of the state, he said. He said compared to the last elections, the Congress vote share had gone up in Madhya Pradesh, but added that votes polled by the BJP had also gone up.
Asked about when the Congress leadership would name a new state president for the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party, Singh said that a decision is likely to be taken soon.