230-seats As the then Congress President Digvijaya Singh has vowed not to take part in the Assembly Elections or interfere in state politics for years, Durga Lal Kirar, a Congress worker has taken an oath of his own- not to wear shoes until the party returns back to power in the state.
With Congress finally comes back in Madhya Pradesh, newly-elected Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who was accompanied by Digvijaya Singh has made Mr. Kirar wear his shoes, which is a mark of gratitude.
CM Nath tweeted, “Today, at the residence, met worker Shri Durga Lal Kirar and made him wear shoes. He had vowed not to wear shoes until the Congress formed a government in the state. A big salute to such workers who work day and night for the Congress with complete commitment.”
Congress leadership, including its party Chief Rahul Gandhi, was praised all by the party workers after the win in the Assembly Elections in the three Hindi heartland states- Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. However, only thanking them was not enough for CM Nath, who walked an extra mile to show his gratitude.
Congress won the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections but was 2-seats less of a simple majority and was supported by SP and Mayawati’s BSP, which supported Congress from outside.
On the other hand, Congress got a striking majority in Chhattisgarh and it barely hits the majority mark in Rajasthan. A Congress leader Sachin Pilot has also taken an oath that he would not wear the traditional turban until Congress comes to power in Rajasthan. While Mr. Pilot wear the traditional turban eventually, he lost the Chief Ministerial race to party veteran leader Ashok Gehlot.