Punjab: AAP ‘sorry’ for manifesto cover

Delhi Dialogue chief Ashish Khetan and Punjab Dialogue chief Kanwar Sandhu clarified that the placement the broom, alongside the Golden Temple on its Youth Manifesto was unintentional.

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Published: July 6, 2016 12:46 pm
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The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday apologised for a picture which showed the party symbol, the broom, alongside the Golden Temple on its Youth Manifesto that was released recently.

Delhi Dialogue chief Ashish Khetan and Punjab Dialogue chief Kanwar Sandhu clarified that the placement of the symbol was unintentional.

Khetan also apologised for saying that for him, the AAP’s youth manifesto was like the Holy books Guru Granth Sahib and Geeta.

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Speaking to the media at Khanna, where convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressed meeting of industrialists and SC/ST community wing, Khetan said, “Even if one person has been hurt due to my statement, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. The words that slipped out my mouth were completely unintentional.”

“We had no intention to disrespect Golden Temple either. We will be extremely careful in the future. We have decided to change cover page of our manifesto,” said Sandhu.

A political storm over AAP’s youth manifesto had kicked up after deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded an unconditional apology from AAP for disrespecting Guru Granth Sahib

BJP Punjab president Vijay Sampla had condemned the incident too.

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