I told him I won't withdraw and will contest,’ Roshan Mirza said.
An audio clip of the alleged conversation has also gone viral on social media.
BJP said that this shows the true colour of the Congress leader and said that Digvijaya Singh has always believed in management and not democracy.
The Congress, however, countered saying that it is not unconstitutional to ask someone to withdraw and added that the Congress leader had not offered any monetary benefits to the SP leader Roshan Mirza.
Voting on 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh by-polls will take place on November 3 and the results will be declared on November 10.
By-elections are due on 28 seats following the resignation of 25 MLAs and the death of three legislators earlier.
BJP leader Uma Bharti has said that RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav would not have able t o govern the state even if he had become Chief Minister. Uma Bharti said that Lalu’s company would have run the show and Tejashwi would have lost control. ‘Tejashwi is a very good boy. But Bihar was saved by the skin of its teeth because he wouldn't have been able to run the state. Lalu would have ultimately been at the helm pushing Bihar back into jungle raj,’ Bharti said. She added that Tejashwi would have faced a situation akin to what Digvijaya Singh did to the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. Tejashwi Yadav led RJD emerged as the single largest party in Bihar but failed to reach majority mark in the state. NDA won 125 seats in the state with BJP winning 74 seats alone, while JDU won 43 seats. Congress, which fought polls in alliance with Tejashwi led RJD managed to win only 19 seats in the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has urged Nitish Kumar to quit his alliance with BJP and RSS and announce Tejashwi Yadav as the Chief Minister of Bihar. ‘Nitish ji, Bihar has become small for you. You should join national politics. Do not let the British's policy of ‘divide and rule’ practiced by Sangh destroy socialists like you who believe in the secular ideology. Do consider. This will be a true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Jayaprakash Narayan. You are a politician descended from their legacy and now is the time to return to their party. I would like to remind you that the Janata Party was broken on the basis of the Dual Membership of the Sangh. Leave BJP & RSS. Save the country,’ Digvijaya Singh added. This comes a day after NDA under Nitish Kumar emerged as the winner in the Bihar assembly election. Nitish Kumar’s party JDU, however, managed to win only 43 seats while the BJP won 74 seats making it the senior partner in the alliance. Watch the full video for all the details.
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People held a protest in Bengaluru against Centre and Karnataka Government over bringing law against 'Love Jihad'. One of the protestors said that the law is to divide people and to control the Hindu women sexuality. BJP-led government in Karnataka is thinking about to come up with a law against 'Love Jihad' and inter religious marriages.
The Bharatiya Janata Party came under fresh pressure as protests by farmers continue. The BJP-led coalition government in Haryana lost an ally as independent MLA Sombir Sangwan withdrew support. He said he couldn't stand with the ML Khattar-led NDA government while farmers faced injustice. A day earlier, he had quit as chairman of the state Livestock Development Board. Farmers from many states have converged on the national capital, seeking revocation of 3 recent agri-reform laws. They also want a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP). The Central government had called farmer leaders for talks on December 1. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress workers and a group of farmers engaged in a verbal spat at Nirankari ground in Burari. Delhi Congress wing is providing tea and refreshment to the farmers, who are protesting against Centre's three farm laws. However, Congress workers alleged that the protestors were from AAP. The group of farmers, who indulged into a verbal spat with Congress party demanded to remove banners of any political party.
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray on December 01. Matondkar, who fought Lok Sabha elections from North Mumbai from Congress party lost to BJP's Gopal Shetty last year.
Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior farmers decided to march towards Delhi to join the ongoing protest. Farmers have intensified protests near national capital against Centre's farm laws. Government held third round of talks with the farmer unions. The fourth round of discussion will be held on December 03.
While speaking to ANI, Madhya Pradesh's Indore Nodal Officer, Amit Malakar on November 21 stated that COVID-19 positivity rate stands at nearly 8% in the district at 37,115 total cases, and they are expecting a rise in cases due to weather change and flouting of norms during festival season. He said, "COVID19 positivity rate stands at nearly 8% in Indore at 37,115 total cases. Recovery rate has fallen and currently stands at 90.7% with 33,693 recoveries. We're expecting a rise in cases due to weather change and flouting of norms during festival season." Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced night curfew in Bhopal, Gwalior, Vidisha, Ratlam, including Indore between 10 pm to 6 am.
Two patients suffered burn injuries after fire broke out at a floor of Super Speciality Hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior. Nine patients were evacuated to a safer place. Fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse off the flames.
Speaking to ANI in Gwalior, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls, Roshan Mirza spoke on alleged viral audio of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh asking him to withdraw his name. Mirza said, "Digvijaya Singh called me and told me to withdraw from upcoming by-polls. He said I will give you Councilor's ticket." "I told him, I won't withdraw and will contest," he added.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on December 1 met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. After the meeting he said, "I spoke to the PM about COVID-19 situation and particulars of vaccination. I also spoke about a possible sensitisation drive to encourage the youth to forego inoculation for those who are more in need, should a viable vaccination be released."
Speaking to ANI in Indore on November 28 on reports of his alleged dinner invitation to Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, Madhya Pradesh's Forest Minister Vijay Shah said, "Was there (Balaghat) on request from those who took permission for shoot and requested me for lunch/dinner. I said not possible now, I will meet them when I go to Maharashtra. Lunch/dinner was cancelled, shoot wasn't." Actress Vidya Balan reached in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat on November 08 to shoot for her upcoming film 'Sherni'. She met state forest minister Vijay Shah on the same day. Media reports claimed that the Forest Minister invited Vidya for dinner, but the latter turned down the offer. When the production team went to shoot on the second day, District Forest Officer (DFO) of Balaghat stopped the vehicles of the team saying that only two vehicles would go inside.
BJP is leading in over 20 seats in out of the 28 where bypolls were conducted in Madhya Pradesh, while the Congress was ahead in 6 seats according to Election Commission trends at 4 pm. Chief Minister..
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that the Bihar Assembly polls will be his last election. Nitish Kumar announced this during a poll rally in Purnia district of Bihar. Nitish Kumar is leading..
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