Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘poll gimmick’ of giving Amritsar ‘holy city status’ will not win hearts: Dal Khalsa

If present day politicians, including Arvind Kejriwal, think they could win over the hearts of the Sikhs with such "poll gimmicks", then they are highly mistaken, said the H S Dhani.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: September 11, 2016 9:18 pm
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Targeting AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for proposing to accord holy city status to Amritsar if his party comes to power, the Dal Khalsa on Sunday said it’s a “calculated attempt” aimed to exploit the sentiments of Sikhs for the votes in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections in 2017.

Party’s ex-president H S Dhami said the nomenclature of holy city status for Amritsar was first sought in 1980’s, which was not only rejected by the then government but also opposed by Hindu chauvinist groups, including the BJP by “giving it a communal colour”.

If present day politicians, including Kejriwal, think they could win over the hearts of the Sikhs with such “poll gimmicks”, then they are highly mistaken, he said.