Jaishankar to meet Afghan Sikh refugees, students from Ukraine

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets the Afghan Sikh refugees after his visit to Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurudwara, in New Delhi on Thursday. Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Virendra Sachdeva, party MP Parvesh Verma and party leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa are also seen. (ANI Photo/Shrikant Singh)

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday began his two-day outreach programme under the Delhi BJP’s month-long campaign to highlight the achievements of the Modi government in the last nine years.
Jaishankar met Sikh refugees from Afghanistan who left that country after it was taken over by the Taliban, the Delhi BJP has said in a statement. The Union minister, accompanied by West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma, will also meet a 1984 anti-Sikh riots-affected family at Tilak Vihar, it added.
In Basai Darapur, Jaishankar met the students who were forced to leave studies in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion of the country, the statement said. He also visited Guru Arjun Dev Gurudwara at Mahavir Nagar in West Delhi at 3 p.m., where he met with Afghan Sikh refugees.
Jaishankar, along with former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, has been deputed by the national leadership of the BJP to oversee the month-long campaign in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi.
The external affairs minister will also meet prominent persons and interact with groups of professionals and IITians in different parts of West Delhi and New Delhi parliamentary constituencies on 8–9 June, said a senior party functionary.
He will meet the famous photographer and Padma Shri awardee Naresh Bedi at his residence in Rajouri Garden and Lt. General S K Gulati (retd) during his outreach programme on Thursday, said the statement. In his next leg of outreach, Jaishankar will attend various programmes in South Delhi and Northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituencies on 15 June and 17 June, party leaders said.