MP: 'Jai Shri Ram' Flag At Kamal Nath's Delhi Residence; Digvijaya Calls Him 'Pillar Of Congress' Amid Reports Of Joining BJP

MP: 'Jai Shri Ram' Flag At Kamal Nath's Delhi Residence; Digvijaya Calls Him 'Pillar Of Congress' Amid Reports Of Joining BJP

Digvijaya Singh, talking to the reporters in Bhopal said that Kamal Nath is the pillar of Congress party and he is also reeling under the pressure of ED, CBI raids like other opposition leaders.

Anamika PathakUpdated: Sunday, February 18, 2024, 02:58 PM IST
article-image
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh and MP Congress President Kamal Nath | File

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): While former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been camping in Delhi with his son and Chhindwara MP Nakul Nath since Saturday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday reiterated his firm belief that Nath will not leave the party. 

Amid the speculations that Kamal Nath might meet home minister Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi and join the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today, a ‘Jai Shri Ram’ flag also came up on the roof of his Delhi residence. Meanwhile, Digvijaya Singh, talking to the reporters in Bhopal said that Kamal Nath is the pillar of Congress party and he is also reeling under the pressure of ED, CBI raids like other opposition leaders. 

'Pillar of Congress'

Responding to the questions of Kamal Nath joining BJP, Digvijaya Singh said, “I am constantly in touch with Kamal Nath, the Congress leadership is having discussions with him. A person like him, who started with Congress, whom we all considered to be the third son of Indira Gandhi, has always supported Congress and has been a pillar of the Congress party.”

“He was the cabinet minister in the Centre, State Congress Committee President and Chief Minister. He got all the posts. I don't think he will leave the party,” he said. 

'Pressure of ED, CBI'

Digvijaya further said that in fact, whatever pressure of ED, CBI and Income Tax Department, is on other opposition leaders, is on him also. “But Kamal Nath ji's character has not been one to yield to pressure,” he added. When a journalist told Digvijaya that Kamal Nath is not even denying the talk of joining BJP. On this Digvijaya replied that he has neither joined BJP nor resigned from the Congress party, apart from this what further denial do you need?

I haven't talked to anyone: Kamal Nath

On the other hand, Kamal Nath, while leaving his residence in Delhi on Sunday, told the media that he hasn’t talked to anyone yet. “I am going to a terahvi,” he added. 

Notably, some of Kamal Nath’s supporting leaders in Congress including former minister Sajjan Singh Verma have also reached Delhi. There is a strong possibility that he may join BJP soon. Due to this, uneasiness has increased in the state unit of Congress.

RECENT STORIES

Now, Mid Day Meal Scam Rocks Madhya Pradesh

Now, Mid Day Meal Scam Rocks Madhya Pradesh

MP: Unidentified Assailants Slit Man's Throat In Chhatarpur, Accused At Large

MP: Unidentified Assailants Slit Man's Throat In Chhatarpur, Accused At Large

Bhopal Updates: Retiered Army Man Duped Of ₹3.5L; 3 Dumper Thieves Arrested

Bhopal Updates: Retiered Army Man Duped Of ₹3.5L; 3 Dumper Thieves Arrested

MP: Officials Turn Blind To Non-Standard Material Being Used For Check Dam

MP: Officials Turn Blind To Non-Standard Material Being Used For Check Dam

Bhopal Horror: Stray Dogs Attack 6-Year-Old In Neelbad

Bhopal Horror: Stray Dogs Attack 6-Year-Old In Neelbad