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Digvijaya Singh begins 3,300 km long Narmada yatra

Digvijaya Singh has maintained that the 3300 km long journey along the banks of river Narmada is entirely a religious and spiritual exercise and that nothing political should be read into it.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2017 23:02 IST
Punya Priya Mitra
Punya Priya Mitra
Bhopal, Hindustan Times
Digvijaya Singh,Narmada yatra,All India Congress Committee general secretary
All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijaya Singh.(HT File)

Former state chief minister and All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijaya Singh started his six month long religious journey ‘Narmada Parikrama’ from the Barman ghat in Narsinghpur district on Saturday at around 5 pm. Narsinghpur, situated on banks of river Narmada is some 225 km east of Bhopal.

Before the yatra he performed pooja at several temples.

He was accompanied by his wife Amrita Singh and many his loyal Congress followers, including six MLAs. His son Jaivardhan Singh and brother Laxman Singh are expected to join him after Dusshera celebrations.

On the first day he will travel only three kilometers to halt at Baria ghat for the night. From Sunday he is going to travel 10 to 12 km, Congress sources said.

Seventy-year old Digvijaya Singh has maintained that the 3300 km long journey along the banks of river Narmada is entirely a religious and spiritual exercise and that nothing political should be read into it, though political observers maintain that through this exercise, Digvijaya Singh is trying to stay politically relevant.

First Published: Sep 30, 2017 23:02 IST