Kejriwal meets Radha Soami Sect Chief at Beas for votes


Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is putting all his energy in winning the Punjab Elections, hardly spending any time in New Delhi. Kejriwal on Sunday met Radha Soami sect chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon at Beas in a bid to broaden Aam Aadmi Pary’s base in the state where assembly polls are slated early 2017 and the sect has a considerable following.

Kejriwal met Dhillon at Dera Radha Soami, also known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and spent over 30 minutes with him.

Kejriwal took blessings from the sect chief and discussed the political scenario of Punjab in view of the upcoming assembly elections, an AAP spokesman said.

AAP Punjab convener Gurpreet Ghuggi and MP from Sangoor Bhagwant Manna also accompanied Kejriwal.

Earlier, wooing the business community, traditionally considered BJP supporters, he said if AAP forms next government it would end ‘raid raj’ and bring “business-friendly” policies in the state as ‘it has done in Delhi’.

The Delhi Chief Minister had come to Punjab to attend Aggarwal community gathering in Jalandhar.

Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had also met the Radha Soami sect chief at Beas in March 2016.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani had also visited Beas in 2014 and attended the morning discourse of the sect head.