“SAD politician Harsimrat Badal took to Twitter on Saturday to claim that Rahul Gandhi was pickpocketed during his visit to the Golden Temple on Thursday, it must only have been a Congress leader who did it. Congress, on the other hand, rubbished these claims”
On Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to the Harmandir Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple, in Punjab’s Amritsar, ahead of the Punjab Assembly election. He was accompanied by the other delegates of the Congress party.
It was then that the Akali dal leader and former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal claimed that Rahul Gandhi was pickpocketed allegedly by his party members including the likes of CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sindhu.
In her tweet, she said, “Who picked Rahul Gandhi’s pocket at Sri Harmandir Sahib? Charanjit Channi? Navjot Sidhu? Or Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa? These were the only three persons allowed by Z-security to get near him. Or is it just one more attempt to bring bad name to our holiest shrine after the ‘beadbi’ incidents?”.
Congress party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala dismissed her claims and called her out for spreading fake news. In his tweet, he wrote, “Ms Harsimrat, spreading such false news when nothing like this has happened is a disgrace to the holy Guru’s house. The electoral stalemate will go on, but you should show responsibility and maturity. Yes, sitting in the Cabinet of the Modi government and approving the black laws is definitely like pickpocketing hardworking farmers.”