Gwalior: Continuing with the trend of family politics, Jaivardhan Singh, the son of former Chief Minister and Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, took a plunge into political arena through his foot march in Raghogarh assembly constituency on Wednesday. Playing the role of mentor to perfection, Digvijay too remained present on the occasion.

Though Jaivardhan has been in contact of Congress leaders of Guna for a long time, he decided to start week-long march from Kolua Pathar village in Vidisha district on Wednesday.

The political bickering among various factions clearly surfaced during the campaign as Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists maintained a distance from the programme.

Guna Congress district president Yogendra Lumba himself did not attend the function. In addition, Digvijay’s brother Laxman Singh, who has been the Bharatiya Janata Party MP, gave a miss to his nephew’s political launch.

Addressing a massive crowd, Jaivardhan said, “I had to come here to know your problems and look for their solutions.”

Digvijay lashed out at the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government.

In a veiled attack on Scindia, Digvijay said, “No politics can be successful while sitting in Mahals or air-conditioned bungalows.”  

JPN/Bureau