Rahul Gandhi, a congressman, paid a visit to the Golden Temple today. Rahul Gandhi also participated in ‘kar sewa’ at the Golden Temple. He was observed washing dishes alongside other party members and volunteers from the Gurudwara. A Congressman said, “He will spend the night in the city.”
Rahul Gandhi’s Private Pilgrimage
“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 & meet him the next time,” Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Waring posted on X – formerly known as Twitter – earlier in the day.
Rahul Gandhi’s Visit to Amritsar Amid Congress-AAP Rift
The arrest of MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira has caused a rift between the Congress and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is why Rahul Gandhi is in Amritsar. Sukhpal Singh Khaira, a Congress lawmaker, was detained by the Punjab police last week on suspicion of taking part in money laundering and narcotics trafficking. The Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and the AAP have both been called “thirsty for blood” by the Congress leader. He said, “I won’t be shocked if he gets me physically eliminated as well.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s Arrest Reveals Regional Rivalries Despite AAP-Congress Alliance
According to the AAP government, Khaira was arrested as a result of “fresh evidence” in a 2015 case. The national leadership of the AAP and the Congress may support the INDIA alliance, but Khaira’s arrest has exposed regional rivalries that may make it challenging for the two to cooperate.