From Deras to outstanding saints, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi appears to be on a non secular outreach mission forward of the forthcoming state meeting elections. On Thursday, on his schedule is dinner with saints from the Sikh group and a gathering with Christian group members in Moga, a politically vital centre within the Malwa area.
Capping the day, Channi will spend the night time at a Gurudwara at Shaheed Baba Tega Singh Gurudwara at Chand Purana village within the Moga district. However earlier than that, he’ll handle a public rally at Baghapurana city, and preside over the putting in ceremonies of the statue of Maharaja Agrasen within the outdated grain market, Baba Jassa Singh Ramgaria at Baghapurana by-pass on the outskirts of Moga metropolis and take part within the basis laying ceremony of a church at Lohara Chowk on the outskirts of Moga metropolis. This programme amongst others would even be attended by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and his sister Malvika Sood who’s aspiring to contest from Moga for the forthcoming elections.
However what has raised eyebrows is that the programme goes to be addressed by self-styled religion healer Bajinder Singh, who has had a controversial previous. Singh was reportedly arrested in 2018 on fees of rape of a girl who was a part of his safety group. Regardless of the controversial previous, Singh has hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube and political observers level out that Channi’s presence within the programme is simply an try to achieve out to the Christian group within the State.
With elections just a few months away, political events are attempting to woo spiritual organisations and outstanding saints. Although at instances political leaders find yourself assembly controversial figures. “Meeting up with religious leaders is nothing new, they get in touch with leaders who indirectly help them to get in touch with the mass base in their respective communities. The leaders are well aware of some of them even have a controversial past. But it’s the numbers which are important,” admitted a pacesetter.
Lately, even SAD supremo Sukhbir Badal and his spouse and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal visited the Nanaksar Thath Gurudwara close to Jagraon in Ludhiana district and Anand Ishwar Darbar Thath at Badhni Kalan in Moga district, respectively.
Even Channi has visited a number of deras after taking up because the CM.