Arvind Kejriwal joins community service at Golden Temple to apologise for hurting Sikhs’ religious sentiments


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday offered voluntary religious service at Golden Temple to seek an apology for using the image of the sacred place on the cover-page of its ‘Youth Manifesto’ superimposed with the election symbol of his Aam Aadmi Party – broom.

“I had come here to offer voluntary service to apologise for the unintentional mistake committed in our youth manifesto… I have peace of mind now,” Kejriwal said was quoted by media reports.

Image courtesy: NDTV

An NDTV report said that Kejriwal went around the shrine complex before offering prayers cleaning utensils at the “Langar hall”, the community kitchen, known for serving food to at least one lakh people every day.

Delhi CM, along with other AAP leaders, also took part in ‘langar.’

This is after AAP leader Ashish Khetan was criticised by Sikh groups for comparing the party manifesto with the holy book of Sikhs – Guru Granth Sahib and Gita.

Khetan, while releasing AAP’s 51-point manifesto, had said, “This is our bible, our Gita and our Guru Granth Sahib,”

AAP leader HS Phoolka had apologised last week. Social media users had launched hashtag #KejriinsultsGoldenTemple on Twitter to criticise AAP convenor.

Among those who accompanies Kejriwal on Monday were Khetan, Phoolka, Punjab AAP convenor, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, former journalist Kanwar Sandhu, youth leader Harjot Bains, MPs Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh, singer Gurpreet Ghuggi, actor Gul Panag and Phoolka.


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