As Punjab elections near, all three men running the show wait for endorsement from one person; a person who technically has nothing to do with Punjab, yet at this point captures the imagination of more Sikhs than any other leader in the country.
Not that this leader doesn’t know power optics but he also knows how to work. And Nitish Kumar did exactly this one more time.
Patna is birth place of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and Bihar has the second-most place of religious importance after Amritsar.
As over 5 lakh Sikhs came to Patna from across the globe, they were amazed to see the arrangements and efforts that Nitish Kumar had personally initiated to make the event a success.
A dozen special trains and around 500 buses ferried over 30,000 devotees free of cost from Punjab to Patna. All of Patna was turned into a tent city to accommodate them. Punjabi cooks were flown in from Punjab to suit the palate of the guests.
Everyone from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Captain Amarinder Singh attended the event and praised the arrangements.
Everyone who attended the event praised Nitish and his arrangements as well as his personal care. Nitish totally won over Sikh.
And it’s because of this that Nitish gets more calls from Punjab today than many tall Sikh leaders. The Sikh community knows that everyone else show care for them because they all need vote from the community while Nitish did ‘seva’ selflessly. Nitish may not be contesting Punjab polls but as on date, he has emerged as biggest Sikh leader of the country.
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