Rahul’s vote bank politics after Kejriwal
Ahead of Punjab Polls, Rahul Gandhi attended Radha Soami Satsang at Beas, to woo the followers of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi played his shot well ahead of 2017 Assembly Poll. He not only visited Radha Soami Sect head Gurinder Singh Dhillon at his residence at Beas, but also attended a one-hour ‘satsang’ (religious discourse) at the Dera.
Although security personnel accompanied the Congress leader but they were asked to stay out of the Dera premises. Rahul had a breakfast with Dhillon and spent more than two hours with him as he visited the entire area spreading in thousands of acre which is fully Americanized.
Congress leader’s visit is taken as unconcealed attempt to woo the Punjab vote bank, as Dera Radha Soami, also known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, has huge following across the country and abroad.
Not only Rahul Gandhi, but his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi had visited the Dera in the past and attended the morning discourse of Sect head Gurinder Singh Dhillon.
Mr Gandhi who was in the Amritsar city, to see a documentary on drug addicts, titled ‘Faded Glory’, had specially gone to Beas and spent the night there. Congress party has its eyes set on 2017 assembly poll, chasing the deceptive dream of ruling the state of Punjab.
Rahul’s meeting assumes significance in view of the assembly poll in Punjab where Congress is eyeing to wrest power from the SAD-BJP combine after 10 years. Very smartly, Rahul Gandhi played his vote bank politics and gained access to lakhs of Radha Soami or Baba Jaimal Singh’s followers.
As another political stunt, Rahul Gandhi assured the Dera chief and his followers that Congress had been serving the Nation for a long period and it is the only party that can provide equal opportunity, rights and political share to the minorities.
However, it may be mentioned here that Dhillon who is a preacher, has been given Z-Plus Security Cover after an attempt was made to kill him in July 2010. He was foiled well in time by the police in Vienna, Austria with the arrest of four persons carrying explosives with them; thereafter his security here in India was enhanced significantly.
What made the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visit the Radha Soami Dera before assembly elections? Is Congress seriously thinking about people of Punjab or is it just another attempt to woo large number of Radha Soami followers across the nation?
Beware Punjab! Congress Party can go to any extent to woo Punjabis’.