Rahul Gandhi offers ‘sewa’ at Golden Temple after trying hand at farming, carpentry | Watch video
Rahul Gandhi visited Golden Temple in Amritsar and offered ‘sewa’; a video of the Congress leader washing utensils at the gurdwara has emerged on social media
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday visited Golden Temple in Amritsar. After offering prayer at Sachkhand Shri Harmandir Sahib, Wayanad MP took part in ‘sewa’ and was seen washing dishes along with Gurudwara volunteers, reported ANI.
"Rahul Gandhi ji is coming to Amritsar Sahib to pay obeisance at Sachkhand Shri Harmandir Sahib. This is his personal, spiritual visit, let’s respect his privacy. Request all party workers to not be physically present for this visit. You all can show your support in spirit and meet him the next time," Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring posted on X (Formerly known as Twitter).
The video comes as Rahul Gandhi is increasing his connection with more and more people ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Recently, the Congress leader was seen in the role of a farmer where he was seen indulging in the transplantation of crops. Then, he donned the role of coolie and even carried passengers' luggage on his head and most recently he even tried his hand at carpentry.
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Tensions in INDIA bloc
The Punjab visit by the senior Congress leader comes in the background of some strain between the two allies of the INDIA bloc- Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Punjab Congress, which is the main opposition party in the state has expressed its displeasure for the arrest of Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a 2015 drugs case. Congress alleged that Bhagwant Mann-led AAP in Punjab is indulging in ‘political vendetta.’
A court in Punjab on Saturday sent Sukhpal Singh Khaira to 14-day judicial custody. "The police demanded a 7-day remand. After seeing the police's evidence, the judge turned down their request. The court sent him to judicial remand of 14 days," the counsel said.
AAP has termed the arrest as part of their “zero-tolerance" policy against drugs.
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