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15 Years Without a Shoe, Congress Worker's Vow Completed as Party Returns to Power in MP

A smiling Durgalal Kirar, who is a native of Rajgarh, completed his pledge by donning a shoe in the presence of Congress Chief Minister Kamal Nath and ex-CM Digvijaya Singh at the PCC office on Wednesday.

Vivek Trivedi | News18

Updated:December 26, 2018, 10:32 PM IST
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15 Years Without a Shoe, Congress Worker's Vow Completed as Party Returns to Power in MP
Seen here are Digvijaya Singh, MP CM Kamal Nath and Durgalal Kirar at the Congress office in Bhopal on Dec 26, 2018.
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Bhopal: At a time when politicians switch loyalties in the blink of an eye, a Congress worker spent 15 years walking barefoot as he had vowed not to wear a footwear until the grand old party returns to power in Madhya Pradesh.

A smiling Durgalal Kirar, who is a native of Rajgarh, completed his pledge by donning a shoe in the presence of Congress Chief Minister Kamal Nath and ex-CM Digvijaya Singh at the PCC office on Wednesday.

Kirar, a staunch supporter of former CM Digvijaya Singh, vowed in 2003 to not wear a shoe until the Congress returned to power.

Kirar never wavered even as his wait stretched to 15 long years and roamed around barefoot.

“At times I felt heat or cold and sometime stones injured my feet but I never broke my pledge,” Kirar told the media.

He said his pledge is was fulfilled as the Congress returned to power in the state. “I was hopeful that the Congress would return to power one day.”

The middle-aged worker was delighted that CM Kamal Nath offered him shoes in the presence of other leaders. Nath also congratulated Kirar and workers like him on the formation of the Congress government in the state.

Nath later took to twitter to share this heart-warming instance. “Salute to these party workers who work for the party round-the-clock with utmost dedication,” said Kamal Nath in the tweet.






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