AMRITSAR (TIP): A day after polling for Lok Sabha elections, outgoing Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu reached the Holy City on Thursday for installation of Guru Granth Sahib and Shivalingam at his newly-built house.
Sidhu had remained absent from his constituency during election campaign of his mentor and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who had replaced him as party candidate in the Amritsar parliamentary constituency. Wearing a brown suit, a red turban and a striped tie, Sidhu was received by handful of his supporters at Sri Guru Ram Das Ji international airport.
He refused a direct reply when asked why he did not come to campaign in favour of Jaitley. He said that he had come to visit his house and install Guru Granth Sahib and Shivalangam on the pious occasion of Akshyatritiya. “This is the same Shivalingam, which was installed at my house in Patiala,” he said. Sidhu said that he was not new to Amritsar and had been living here for the past 10 years.
“Eih meri karam bhoomi hai tae main hamesha wastay eithay natmastak rahanga (this is my work field and I will always stay here with my head bowed in reverence),” he said. Later, Sidhu along with his wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who is MLA from Amritsar East assembly segment, performed pooja at their house situated on the outskirts of Amritsar.