Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday cleaned utensils at a community kitchen as he and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders performed voluntary religious service at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Along with senior party leaders, including Ashish Khetan, lawyer H.S.Phoolka, AAP MPs Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh, actors and AAP members Gul Panag and Gurpreet Ghuggi and others, Kejriwal arrived at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib' is situated.
The move by Kejriwal was to seek forgiveness for AAP's political gaffe after the party's 'Youth manifesto' carried a picture of 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, along with AAP election symbol of 'broom'.
"While releasing the 'Youth Manifesto' of the party, we had committed some mistakes unintentionally. To seek forgiveness, we have done sewa at Darbar Sahib," Kejriwal told media after performing service at the shrine.
Kejriwal went around the shrine complex, offered prayers and later cleaned utensils at the 'Langar' hall, the community kitchen which serves food to over one lakh people in a single day.
The AAP and Kejriwal faced criticism from several quarters for the goof-up.