Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh’s son, Jaiwardhan Singh, is is all set to make his foray into politics and will undertake an six-day ‘padyatra’ of Madhya Pradesh’s Raghogarh, his father’s assembly constituency.
Speculation is rife that the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister is planning to hand over the charge of Raghogarh to his son who would contest the 2013 polls from there.
Jaiwarthan also announced that he would enter full time politics from 2013 after the completion of his studies in the United States. Incidentally that would also be the period for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections.
Jaivardhan is taking a short break from the MBA programme in rural development he is doing at America’s Columbia University. The former Doon School student plans to spend eight days and nights with villagers. Raghogarh is abuzz.
Local people remember how, in August last year, Digvijaya had arrived in the family pocket borough to enrol his son in the Youth Congress. During that trip, Jaivardhan was made chief guest at local cricket and kabbadi tournaments that had drawn 500-odd teams. Digvijaya had told the crowds that since he was constantly on the move, his son would look after Raghogarh.
Jaivardhan, “JV” or “Baba” to his elders and friends, claims to be deeply influenced by Rahul Gandhi.