New Delhi: In an unscheduled visit, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday morning visited Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here and paid obeisance to Guru Teg Bahadur for his supreme sacrifice. Reports claimed that there was no police bandobast or traffic barrier for commoners during the prime minister’s visit to Gurudwara. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points
“This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the pious body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated. I felt extremely blessed. I, like millions around the world, am deeply inspired by the kindnesses of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji,” tweeted PM Modi along with a few pictures. Also Read - ‘You Can’t Teach Dignity’: TMC Leaders Slam BJP For Chanting Religious Slogans at Netaji Event
He added, “It is the special Kripa of the Guru Sahibs that we will mark the special occasion of the 400th Parkash Parv of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji during our Government’s tenure. Let us mark this blessed occasion in a historic way and celebrate the ideals of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.” Also Read - From LAC to LOC, World Witnessing Powerful Avatar of India Envisioned by Netaji, Says PM Modi in Kolkata
The Prime Minister’s visit to the Gurudwara assumes significance as it comes amid the ongoing farmers’ protest. Notably, thousands of farmers especially from Punjab have stayed put at various Delhi border points for the 25th consecutive day on Sunday protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.