Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday washed dishes in the Golden Temple community kitchen as an act of penance for using the image of the gurdwara next to a broom, the Aam Aadmi Party's symbol, on the party's youth manifesto, reported PTI. “I had come here for sewa [voluntary religious service] to apologise if we had knowingly or unknowingly committed any mistake in our youth manifesto. I listened to the shabad kirtan here that gave me immense pleasure. Now I feel peace of mind,” he said.
Kejriwal was accompanied by several leaders, including party spokesperson Ashish Khetan, who was booked by the Amritsar Police for hurting religious sentiments in Punjab on June 6, after he compared the manifesto to the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.
AAP had released the youth manifesto as part of their campaign for the 2017 Assembly elections in the state. Khetan was with party chief Kejriwal at the event to launch the manifesto, which was also compared to the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu holy book.