As the race for the post of Congress president intensifies, senior party leader and Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh on Friday said that he is not interested in becoming the party president. The Congress has started preparations for the election of the party president by issuing a notification on Thursday. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday clarified that he will contest for the post of party president.
Main match between Gehlot and Tharoor
After a gap of two decades, the election situation for the top post of the party is visible. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and senior party leader Shashi Tharoor can be face to face in this election. Former Union minister Manish Tewari, former Madhya Pradesh chief ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh, including Mukul Wasnik and Prithviraj Chavan were also in the news as potential contenders, but many of them have refused to participate in the race for the top post.
Digvijay said – I am not interested
Digvijay Singh had reached Jhoteshwar in the Narsinghpur district of Rajasthan to pay homage at the Samadhi of late Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati. Swamiji passed away recently. Speaking to reporters after paying his tributes, Singh said, "I have already said and repeated that I am not interested in becoming the national president of the party."
Asked who would replace Gehlot as the state's chief minister if he becomes the party president, he refused to comment on it, saying, "I am not a public representative of Rajasthan."
Mohan Bhagwat is impressed by India Jodo Yatra
On Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's visit to a mosque and madrasa in Delhi, Singh said it was a result of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Bharat Jodo Yatra" which completed only two weeks. Huh. Singh said I express my gratitude to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for being influenced by the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Singh said that they (the RSS cadre) should stop creating differences and feelings of enmity between communities on religious lines. In response to a question, he said that the reaction of the people to the Bharat Jodo Yatra is more than the expectations of the party.
Taunt on BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad
On BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad termed Rahul Gandhi's visit as "Gandhi Parivar Bachao Yatra", Digvijay Singh said, "His (Prasad's) definition of family is limited to the Sangh Parivar whereas Congress's definition of family is the whole world. Is. We believe in 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and the Indian Sanatani tradition."