(DSU News Bureau) The UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Gravesend, UK for the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan celebrations. Vaisakhi is an historic event because in 1699 the Khalsa was created to fight against oppression.
The British media carried the story widely yesterday but there was no mention of the Sikh Manifesto. Instead, the British media concentrated on the head gear Cameron was wearing referring to it as a “patka” but it’s actually a rumal.
Sikh Federation UK had planned on questioning the Prime Minister on the Sikh Manifesto at a stage outside but due to a delay inside this was avoided.
However, a representative managed to give the Manifesto to the PM just when he was about to get in his car. He was seen glancing through the manifesto when he was about to leave the Gurdwara Sahib.
The Sikh vote bank is a staggering 420,000 in the UK and it could be the deciding factor of wining or losing.
The PM should take a stand on the Sikh Manifesto otherwise his political appearances will be of minimal gain in the upcoming elections.