Vastavam web: Digvijay Singh, the long-standing Gandhi family loyalist, was today removed as the party’s general secretary incharge of Karnataka and Goa.The development follows Congress’ failure to form its government in Goa despite having emerged as the single largest party in the assembly election this February.Singh, considered close to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, had come under severe criticism for going slow in initiating talks with smaller parties to sew up a coalition and stake claim to form a Congress-led government.The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh will, however, continue as general secretary incharge of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.”Congress president Sonia Gandhi has assigned the tasks of looking after Karnataka and Goa affairs to new AICC teams.
Singh has been one of the most vocal Congressmen advocating Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party president.”I am happy finally new Team is being picked up by Rahul ji. I enjoyed working with Congress Leaders and Workers in Goa and Karnataka. Convey my gratitude for all their support,” Singh said.”I am loyal to the Party and Nehru Gandhi Family and owe my position to the Party and to them,” he said in a series of tweets.After the Goa debacle, Singh had accused Parrikar of having cheated the people of the state by “robbing the mandate”. He had alleged Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was despatched to Panaji by BJP president Amit Shah to explore ways of forming a government, indulged in “aggressive MLA shopping” to retain power.