Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proudly said on Saturday that he has more members of Sikh community in his cabinet than India’s Modi has.
Trudeau said this during an address at the American University when a Pakistani student from Punjab, Jahan, told the Canadian premier that how great it was to see so many Punjabis in his cabinet.
Responding to his comment, Tradeau said with a laughter that, “I have more Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi does.”
The Canadian premier has three Sikh ministers in his cabinet, namely: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. On the other hand, the Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi has only two Sikh ministers in his government and that’s how Tradeau takes the lead in this case.
The Canadian prime minister is widely known for his acceptance towards all religion and is often seen doing Bhangras with Sikh community members and even have helped their women prepare ‘langar’ in the Gurdwara – the Sikh worship place.
The young prime minister and inspiration to many has also participated in Diwali celebrations of Hindu believers besides reciting a ‘Gurbani’ at the Gurdwara.
The article originally appeared in The Huffington Post