Digvijay Singh hints at active political role after end of religious tour

Bhopal: AICC general secretary and former chief minister Digvijay Singh has hinted that he will be active in Congress politics in Madhya Pradesh after he completes his Narmada Parikrama, a religious tour he begun in September last year to make round of the “sacred” river on foot.

“I am a politician, won’t fry pakodas after Narmada Parikra-ma,” Mr Singh, who is scheduled to comple-te his parikrama, by the end of March this year, said in a statement.

Incidentally, his MLA son Jaivardhan Singh had also earlier indicated that his father would take a plunge into active politics in MP as soon as he completed his parikrama.

The AICC general secretary had earlier generated heat in Congress politics here by suggesting that the party should go forward for the upcoming Assembly elections, due in MP in November-December this year, under a “collective” leadership.

His stand was in sharp contrast to the assertion by Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, a front-runner in the race for chief minister post, that Congress should declare its face in MP ahead of the polls.