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Harish Rawat to clean gurdwara for ‘Panj Pyare’ remark

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Harish Rawat to clean gurdwara for ‘Panj Pyare’ remark
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Harish Rawat to clean gurdwara for ‘Panj Pyare’ remark
Harish Rawat to clean gurdwara for ‘Panj Pyare’ remark

CHANDIGARH: A day after AICC’s Punjab in charge Harish Rawat courted controversy by terming Punjab PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and the party’s four working presidents appointed recently as “Panj Pyare”, the Congress leader offered an apology for his remark on Wednesday.
The ex-Uttarakhand CM said he will clean a gurdwara in his state with a broom as atonement. He added that he always had a sense of dedication and respect for the Sikh religion and its traditions.
On his Facebook page, Rawat said, “There are times when to express respect, you use such words which are objectionable. I too have made a mistake by using ‘Panj Pyare’ for my honourable president and four working presidents. I’m a student of the country’s history and ‘Panj Pyare’ can’t be compared to anyone… I have committed a mistake. I apologise for hurting the sentiments of the people.”
Rawat, who is on a visit to Punjab to defuse tension between the two warring factions of Congress led by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Sidhu, had made the remark after meeting the PPCC chief on Tuesday. “They are our Panj Pyare, five people,” he said, adding that it was his responsibility to meet the PPCC president to discuss issues ahead of the next polls.
His remarks had sparked protests with Shiromani Akali Dal leader Daljeet Singh Cheema demanding an apology. SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur also condemned Rawat for his remarks.

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