No need to politicise PM Modi's US visit, says Digvijay Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will put forth with full vigour issues related to India in the United Nations and cautioned against politicising his much publicised visit to the US.

Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will put forth with full vigour issues related to India in the United Nations and cautioned against politicising his much publicised visit to the US.

"This is not the time to do politics on the issue of Modi's US trip as he has gone there to address the United Nations General Assembly as India's representative.

"He will put forth issues related to India with full vigour," the Congress general secretary told reporters when asked to comment on the hype around Modi's trip to America.

Asked about Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP alliances breaking up in Maharashtra, Singh said, "These days personal ambitions have overshadowed political ideologies of the people and this is not a good sign for the country."

On former Madhya Pradesh minister and senior Congress leader Narendra Nahta leaving the party, Singh said "not only he (Narendra) but even his father had served the party for a long time. I will speak to him on the issue."

However, the former Chief Minister maintained those who don't have faith in Congress ideology are free to leave.

Asked to comment on the upcoming Global Investors Meet organised by MP's BJP government, the Rajya Sabha member said such events hardly serve any purpose.

"This government has a habit of organising 'mahotsavs' (grand festivals). It (the investors meet) will not serve the state's interest but only that of BJP leaders and government officials," he said.

The Congress stalwart rejected the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government's claim that Madhya Pradesh has achieved 25 per cent growth rate in agriculture sector.

On one hand the BJP government says crops had been badly damaged due to hailstorm and other natural calamities and on the other hand it is talking about 25 per cent growth. How is it possible? he asked.

 

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