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When Navjot Sidhu went for thanksgiving to Amritsar: From riding a Bullet to dancing the bhangra

From riding an Enfield motorcycle to doing bhangra to the beats of ‘dhol’, taking blessings from elders to helping the handicapped — it was super Sunday for cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu who paid a visit to his Amritsar East constituency to thank people for his victory in the elections.

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2017 19:00 IST
Aseem Bassi
Amritsar East
Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu unsheathes a sword offered as a mark of honour by Congress workers during a thanksgiving visit to Mudhal village in his constituency Amritsar East on Sunday, March 26.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

From riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle ‘Bullet’ to doing bhangra to the beats of ‘dhol’, taking blessings from elders to helping the handicapped — it was super Sunday for cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu who paid a visit to his Amritsar East constituency to thank people for his victory in the elections.

As part of his thanksgiving initiative, Sidhu is visiting each of the 153 wards of his constituency.

Dressed in black, Sidhu reached Mudhal village of his constituency to kick off his day. A cricketer turned politician who is also a favourite face in television was a star among residents. As many rushed for photographs and selfies, he obliged them all.

Apart from a flurry of public addresses where he promised development of the segment, he also urged the party workers and leaders to stay united.

Sidhu performing the bhangra with party workers during a thanksgiving visit to his constituency, at Mudhal village of Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Sidhu riding a motorcycle at Mudhal, Amritsar, on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

He met the residents, touched feet of the elders and took their blessings. Spotting a physically challenged man on a tricycle, he took Rs 1,000 out of his pocket and gave it to him.

Sidhu giving money to a physically challenged man during his thanksgiving visit to Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

As youngsters went crazy for a ‘selfie’ with the star, Sidhu not only obliged them all, but also shook a leg or two to the beats of ‘dhol’ when requested by this fans.

Winding up the visit, he assured the people of his constituency that he would pay back the love and support shown to him through development and better governance.

The three-time Amritsar MP, who left the Bharatiya Janata Party and later joined the Congress in January just days ahead of the February 4 assembly elections in Punjab, won the Amritsar East assembly seat, earlier held by his wife Navjot Kaur, with a margin of over 42,000 votes.