Senior Congress leader and long term RSS baiter Digvijay Singh has showered praise on RSS and Amit Shah while speaking at the launch event of a new book ‘Narmada Ke Pathik’ (the travellers of Narmada), written by his long-time associate OP Sharma at Bhopal.
Narrating the incident, Digvijay Singh stated that during his Narmada Parikrama Yatra, he had once reached Gujarat late in the night. It was a hilly and forest area with no proper roads and no boarding facilities. There, a forest officer came to meet them, introduced himself and said to Singh that he was instructed by Amit Shah to see to it that Digvijay Singh and his associates face no trouble in the yatra.
Digvijay Singh, his wife Amruta and some Congress leaders had undertaken the Narmada Yatra in 2017, walking along the length of the Narmada river.
Singh further stated that even though it was a remote area, they were given places to rest and good food. They were also helped in their travel and sent safely to their destination.
He also added that he (Digvijay Singh) was one of Amit Shah’s biggest critics. Yet Amit Shah saw to it that they get to reach their destination safely and face no hardships on the way.
Singh also said that during the Yatra RSS workers met him regularly and kept asking him about his wellbeing and comfort. During the Yatra, once RSS workers had even helped him to spend a night at a Dharmashala run by the Manjhi community in Gujarat’s Bharuch area. Digvijay Singh states he was surprised by the care and hospitality shown by RSS workers and had asked why they were doing so.
The RSS swayamsevaks had replied that the senior leadership of the Sangh had instructed them to help Digvijay Singh during the Narmada Yatra.