Bhopal: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh on Friday said he is not in the running for the post of party president.
“I have already said… and I am saying again that I am not interested in becoming the party’s national president,” the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister told reporters.
The senior Congress leader made this comment while talking to reporters during his visit to Jabalpur.
Singh’s remarks came a day after he visited the party headquarters in Delhi.
He also participated in the “Bharat Joro Yatra” along with former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders in the southern part of the country.
On Friday, he attended a tribute rally for “Shankaracharya” – Swami Swarupananda Saraswati, who breathed his last on September 11 at his ashram in Madhya Pradesh’s Narsinghpur district. Hundreds of devotees from various religious places came to attend the “shraddhasabha”.
On his way to Narsinghpur, he interacted with reporters and answered questions about the Congress party presidential election and the contenders for the party’s top post.
Meanwhile, Digvijoy Singh claimed that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s visit to a madrassa in Delhi was a result of the “Bharat Joro Yatra”.
He also thanked Bhagwat for visiting the madrasa and meeting a Muslim religious leader.
“It’s not been two weeks since the Congress started its Bharat Joro journey, and the results are starting to come in…. The RSS chief started going to madrasas. I think he got this inspiration from Bharat Jod Yatra. I thank Mohan Bhagwat for coming to his madrasa.”