Jyotiraditya Scindia takes part in Digvijaya Singh’s Narmada Yatra in Madhya Pradesh

The development assumes significance as two leaders are considered to be poles apart in the faction-ridden Congress.

Published: 01st November 2017 01:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2017 01:32 AM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: In a significant development for the opposition Congress, the chief whip of the party in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia took part in party national general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s ongoing six-month long Narmada Parikrama Yatra in Khargone district on Tuesday.

The development assumes significance as two leaders are considered to be poles apart in the faction-ridden Congress, which has been out of power in the state since 2003.

Scindia, the Lok Sabha member from Guna parliamentary constituency joined the yatra, while it was on way from Omkareshwar (Khandwa) to Khargone district via the Mortakka Bridge over river Narmada, around 350 km from Bhopal.

The prominent Congress leaders present in the yatra, included Digvijaya Singh’s younger sibling and former MP Laxman Singh, son and Raghogarh MLA Jaivardhan Singh, MP Congress chief Arun Yadav and senior party leader Rameshwar Nikhra.

Another senior Congress leader Kamal Nath too is slated to participate in the yatra in the days to come. The nine-time MP from Chhindwara seat, Kamal Nath, had a few weeks ago backed Scindia’s candidature as the party’s CM face in the Assembly Polls slated to be in November 2018.

Singh started the non-political yatra to circumambulate the river Narmada from Narsinghpur district on September 30 (Dussehra Day) along with wife Amrita Rai. The yatra which will travel through over 100 assembly segments of MP has so far evoked exciting response from local residents. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Scindia, on the 'yatra' undertaken by Digvijay Singh, said, "This is a journey of Digvijay's determination and I will also be a part of it."

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp