Bhopal: Rajya Sabha Congressman Digvijaya Singh said on Friday he was not in the running for the post of party chairman.
“I have said it before… and I repeat that I am not interested in becoming the national chairman of the party,” the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh told reporters.
The top Congress leader made the remarks while interacting with the media during his visit to Jabalpur.
Singh’s statement came a day after he visited the party headquarters in Delhi.
He had also participated in the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” with former Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders in the south of the country.
On Friday, he joined a rally in tribute to “Shankaracharya” – Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati, who breathed his last at his ashram in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh on September 11. Hundreds of seers from different religious places came to witness the “sabha tribute”.
While on his way to Narsinghpur, he interacted with reporters and answered questions about the Congress party’s presidential elections and the candidates running for the party’s top job.
Meanwhile, Digvijaya Singh claimed that RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat’s visit to a madrasa in Delhi was a result of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
He also thanked Bhagwat for his visit to the madrasa and for meeting a Muslim religious leader.
“It has not been two weeks since Bharat Jodo Yatra was launched by the Congress, and the results have started to come in…. The head of the RSS began to visit the madrasa. I think he may have been inspired by the Bharat Jodo Yatra. I express my gratitude to Mohan Bhagwat for his visit to the madrasa.