Sikhs celebrate Manmohan’s premiership in Jammu-KashmirMay 24th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) Two days after Manmohan Singh was sworn in as prime minister, massive celebrations were witnessed in the gurudwaras here Sunday.
Sikh youth danced to the drum beats and others distributed sweets to mark the celebrations, hailing a Sikh becoming prime minister for the second time. Manmohan Singh was sworn in as prime minister Friday.
The biggest celebrations were witnessed outside Digiana Gurudwara, where Manmohan Singh paid his obeisance in December when he came to campaign for the assembly polls in the state.
“He paid obeisance at this gurudwara and sought blessings. He became the prime minister again because of that,” said Avtar Singh Khalsa, a Sikh leader.
He said: “We are extremely delighted.”
Congress legislator Raman Bhalla, who participated in the celebrations, thanked the Sikh community for supporting the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls.
He said Manmohan Singh sent a strong signal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by inducting Ghulam Nabi Azad into the central ministry. Azad, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, is a Rajya Sabha member from the state.
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