If state doesn’t give mobile toilet for Narmada yatra, will arrange own: Digvijaya
Digvijaya Singh said the demand for a mobile toilet was made by him as there were a number of devotees who were accompanying him on the yatra.bhopal Updated: Oct 01, 2017 18:12 IST
AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said if the state government didn’t provide him a mobile toilet on his ‘Narmada parikrama,’ he would arrange his own.
Accompanied by his wife, Amrita Singh, the senior Congress leader set off on foot from Barman ghat in Narsinghpur district on what he said would be a religious and spiritual journey. He would cover 3,300 kilometers in the next six months.
Talking to HT, Digvijaya Singh said the demand for a mobile toilet was made by him as there were a number of devotees who were accompanying him on the yatra.
“If they go outside to respond to the call of nature, my rivals would malign my image levelling accusations of uncleanliness against me. We were provided with a mobile toilet by the district administration in Narsinghpur but it’s not in good condition so nobody used it. It was the villagers who helped us”, he said.
He said his yatra was apolitical and out of his devotion to Narmada river.
On the issue of leadership of the state Congress ahead of 2018 assembly elections in the state, he said he would not make any political comments during the yatra.
Digvijaya Singh covered 3 km, up to Badiaghat, on day one of his Narmada Parikrama on Saturday where he had a night halt. On Sunday he was supposed to cover a 13 km stretch up to Katiaghat. .
First Published: Oct 01, 2017 18:11 IST