AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal Heckled in Golden Temple
The AAP supreme and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal kick started his Punjab election campaign with a three-day visit to the poll-bound state. He began his campaign with a visit to the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh faith on 4the July 2016.
However, his stay was marred with controversies and was not recognized by the SGPC. The SGPC also did not present Mr. Kejriewal with the ‘Shiropa’ or the traditional robe which it normally does for visiting dignitaries.
The Delhi CM was heckled by two Sikh youths, who threw pamphlets which read Mr. Kejriwal, you are an enemy of the Sikh community. He is held responsible for not stopping the demolition of a ‘Piao’ or water kiosk in Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi, after a High Court order. The Pamphlet added that the CM had ordered bulldozers to raze the structures in the Gurudwara. No apology had been tendered by either him or his party’s MLA from the constituency, Alka Lamba.
The Delhi Chief Minister was in his bombastic self and promised to end the rampant drug menace which according to latest estimates has engulfed more than 60% of the state’s youth. He added that the past rulers of t he state has always looted and forwarded their self without doing anything for the state. He added that his party would win 100 seats in the 117 seat Punjab assembly.
The AAP leader and his supporters ran into resistance from unidentified Sikhs during his visit t o the holy shrine.It provoked his followers who manhandled the protesters before the fight was broken by plain clothes police officers who were closely monitoring the situation. Mr. Kejriwal and his followers left the compound at 2.30.
Kejriwal also released the ‘youth manifesto’ which is the first poll declaration from the party ahead of the 2017 elections in the state.