Bhopal. Congress veteran and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh (75) is probably the oldest leader, former party president Rahul Gandhi as part of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. Gandhi) and thousands of others walking 24 km daily. Singh, who is one of the planners of this 3,500-km march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, has been with Rahul Gandhi since the yatra that began on September 7. In a picture going viral in the media, the veteran leader who often makes headlines with his comments on issues related to the RSS and the BJP or even his party, can be seen sleeping on a mattress on the floor without a pillow. . The picture is being shared extensively on social media by Congress leaders highlighting their simplicity and their dedication as an example for young party workers.
A Youth Congress leader from Rewa, Siddharth Tiwari (Raj), who is the grandson of former Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker (late) Srinivas Tiwari and son of former Lok Sabha MP (late) Sunderlal Tiwari, wrote in his Twitter handle, “Karma Yogi Don’t say anything, make noise! Keep this journey moving towards new horizons. Showing the spirit of sacrifice, penance and dedication for the country, this picture deserves respect. This dedication inspires all of us to sacrifice everything for the service, country and society. Digvijay Singh had displayed the same simplicity during his 192-day long ‘Narmada Yatra’ ahead of the 2018 assembly elections. He slept on the floor, said one of his associates, who accompanied him during the entire ‘Narmada Parikrama’. An MP Congress leader said, the present picture was taken when Digvijay along with some other party workers had gone to rest after a day-long foot march, ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. Meanwhile, along with the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, the Congress party is gearing up for the election of its president. (IANS)