Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Sri Darbar Sahib in Amritsar on July 18 to carry out sewa , in apparent atonement after the party was accused of disrespecting Sri Darbar Sahib.
After the release of the manifesto on Sunday during Kejriwal’s previous visit to Amritsar, the party faced flak from the ruling SAD-BJP and some religious bodies for using its symbol, the broom, with a picture of Sri Darbar Sahib on its cover page. And its leader Ashish Khetan has since been booked for his statement that said the manifesto was as sacred as Guru Granth Sahib, Gita and Bible to the party.
Party leader HS Phoolka, who had already announced plans to seek forgiveness from Sri Akal Takht Sahib and do the sewa on behalf of the party, said “As a humble servant and a true aam aadmi , Kejriwal will perform sewa at Sri Harmandar Sahib.”
When asked whether Kejriwal will offer an apology during his visit to Sri Darbar Sahib , Phoolka said, “I can just say that he is coming to perform sewa.”
It is learnt that Kejriwal, after performing sewa at ‘langar ghar (community kitchen), will also perform sewa at ‘jora ghar’.
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