Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh has said that his task would be fostering unity among party workers after the completion of his ‘Narmada Parikrama’.
Mr Singh made the statement while interacting with media at Jait village in Sehore district yesterday. The former chief minister is presently undertaking a circumambulation of the holy Narmada River.
“I am not interested in either becoming a chief minister or contesting an election but only to see the Congress return to power in the state. Unity among party workers is the sine qua non for it,” he said.
“I will conduct visits to several places – after the ‘Narmada Parikrama’ – for the attainment of the objective after I discuss the matter with Congress President Rahul Gandhi,” said Mr Singh.
The former chief minister embarked on the Narmada Parikrama on foot along with his wife Amrita Singh and other supporters on the Dussehra day last year from Narsinghpur after offering prayers at the Barman Ghat. In the past four months, he, his wife and supporters have travelled around 1,800 km.
He has been in Budhni assembly constituency since the past one week. He left for Nander today. He would reach Bharanachh village from Bamhori today. He would halt at Biser tonight. The Narmada Parikrama would conclude at the Barman Ghat.However, it would cover a distance of another 1,000 km before conclusion.
The Parikrama would also visit Amarkantak, the origin of the Narmada River. In Jait village, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother Narendra Singh Chouhan accorded a grand welcome to Mr Singh’s Parikrama.