New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made promises of building a Ram Path which is yet to be fulfilled. Singh said that Chouhan’s promise will be fulfilled by the Congress when they come to power. He said that the proposed Ram path will be built till the last border of Madhya Pradesh.
The Ram path, that is, the mythical route taken by Lord Ram during his 14-year exile will be constructed by the Congress. Apart from that, the Narmada Parikrama Path will also be constructed. The Narmada Parikrama Path is a walk along the banks of the river Narmada which covers a distance of 3,300 kilometres. Singh said, “The ruling BJP had announced to develop the ‘Ram Path’ but never kept its promise. But, we are thinking to construct the ‘Ram Path’ up to the borders of the state.”
Singh also spoke about the setting up of cow shelters in the state and said that the so-called worshippers of the cow were only interested in collecting funds. He said that no one should be having objections if Congress talked about setting up of Gaushalas in every Panchayat. Saying so, he added that he had no animosity either against the BJP or RSS.
The senior Congress leader spoke on Congress adopting ‘soft Hindutva’ saying that there was nothing like soft or hard Hindutva as the latter had nothing to do with religion.
With Assembly elections due in Madhya Pradesh later this year, the Congress is doing its bit to win big in the state this year as it has been out of power in the central state since 2003.