The former PM also appealed to take forward the message of mutual love and respect propagated by Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev to ensure an equitable society.
In his address, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu hoped that the Kartarpur Corridor will be a shrine of peace, harmony and humanism to contribute to the realization of Guru Nanak’s universal vision.
The session is being convened to propagate the ideology and teachings of the first Sikh Guru in a befitting manner.
Phagwara saw Congress candidate and former IAS officer Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal defeating BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha by a margin of 26116 votes.
The saffron party announced its candidates for Phagwara and Mukerain seats in Punjab and Dharamsala and Pachhad assembly seats in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.
Attacking Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab's BJP unit president Shwait Malik claimed that the public are disillusioned with the current state government.
The Dakha seat got vacant after former AAP legislator H S Phoolka's resignation was accepted by the Punjab assembly speaker.
The noted lawyer had resigned as AAP legislator from the Punjab state Assembly last year.
Sidhu, who has been at loggerheads with the chief minister, had resigned as minister from the Punjab cabinet last month after his portfolio was changed.
The Shiromani Akali Dal has lost its strong bastion in the doaba region and has thus been reduced to 14 MLAs in the assembly.
Phoolka was elected by the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party in a meeting today at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, Harpreet Bajwa talks to Sukhbir Singh Badal , Deputy CM and SAD president about his strategy.