When superstitious Sidhu carried a temple to the press club in Chandigarh!

He’s known to be religious, and quite superstitious, but this was a whole new level. At the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday, Navjot Singh Sidhu carried a small, glittering box wrapped in a bunch of papers.

punjab Updated: Jan 24, 2017 18:51 IST
Gurpreet Singh Nibber
Gurpreet Singh Nibber
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Navjot Sidhu,Congress,Press Club
The ‘Shiv temple’ placed on a table in front of himself by Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu during a media interaction at Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday, January 20.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

He’s known to be religious, and quite superstitious, but this was a whole new level. At the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu carried a small, glittering box wrapped in a bunch of papers.

What was inside surprised many when the cricketer-turned-politician, a known devotee of Lord Shiva, opened the box and placed it on his right side on the table in front of him as he began the interaction. A closer look revealed that it had a Shivling, a Nandi bull and serpents, all forming a miniature temple, in gold!

When he concluded his address, he shut the box, made his signature sound for closure — ‘khataek!’ — and wrapped the miniature mandir in papers again, walking away. After that, he uttered not a word before the media, despite requests.

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First Published: Jan 20, 2017 22:00 IST