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Digvijaya Singh yet again avoids visiting Bhopal on Dussehra as his Rajput family has not reconciled with his second marriage
On September 30, the day of Dussehra, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh began his six-month-long Narmada Parikrama, accompanied by his second wife Amrita Rai.

Although, Singh has stated that he has embarked upon the yatra strictly for spiritual and religious reasons, many claim that the yatra has a political motive, as the veteran leader would be passing through some 110 Assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh and another 20 of Gujarat, which go to polls later this year. 

However, the Congress general secretary's family members have yet another explanation to give. They claim that the yatra is an excuse for Digvijaya to avoid visiting his hometown Raghogarh, where he would have been confronted by the entire princely clan which assembles on the occasion of Dussehra.

As per family sources, ever since Digvijaya's second marriage there has been a considerable amount of resentment among his Rajput family. His entire family including his son Jaivardhan Singh, an MLA, have still not reconciled with Digvijaya Singh's second marriage to a much younger woman. In fact, due to this reason, neither does Digvijaya stay in his MP's quarters in Delhi and nor has he visited Bhopal since his marriage, according to a report published in The Indian Express. 

When reports had emerged about the duo's romantic liaison in 2014, while Digvijaya was 67, Amrita Rai, who's a journalist with Doordarshan, was just 43. The couple tied the knot almost a year later.

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