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In Pakistan, Sidhu calls Imran ‘bada bhai’, attracts flak | India Information

NEW DELHI: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was embroiled in an issue over his purported remarks about Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan after he crossed the Kartarpur Hall to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur Sahib city on Saturday afternoon.
Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) politicians, who additionally tweeted a video, fiercely objected to Sidhu apparently describing the Pakistani cricketer-politician as his ‘elder brother’ whereas speaking to the chief govt officer of the Kartarpur Hall Venture Administration Unit Muhammad Latif. The occasion focused Sidhu and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and in addition raised the problem of Sidhu hugging Pakistan military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa throughout his go to to Pakistan for Imran’s swearing-in ceremony in August 2018.
Throughout an interplay with the media later, Sidhu was very clear that he had nothing to say. “Let BJP say no matter it desires,” the Punjab PCC president mentioned.
Sidhu’s brief go to through the 4.5-km visa-free hall had already led to hypothesis of a rift between Sidhu and chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi because the PCC chief was not included within the delegation that accompanied the Punjab CM to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara on November 18.
Highlighting the immense commerce potential between Indian and Pakistan throughout his interplay with the media, Sidhu mentioned this might assure financial prosperity for each the international locations.
Sidhu remembers Vajpayee bus go to to Pakistan
“I request that if you wish to change lives in Punjab, we should always open the borders (for cross-border commerce). Why ought to we undergo Mundra Port, a complete of two,100 km? Why not from right here, the place it is solely 21 km (between Amritsar and Lahore),” he mentioned. “When Karachi-Mumbai route will be opened for the wealthy, why can’t the Lahore-Amritsar route be opened for frequent Punjabis? Why shouldn’t the entire of Punjab not go to Nankana Sahib? Why ought to tourism not be promoted?” Sidhu questioned as he promoted non secular and medical tourism between the 2 neighbours.
He recalled the go to of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Pakistan on a bus and mentioned that it had opened a passage of affection and peace between two nations. He mentioned religious, non secular, and medical tourism had the capability to alter the destinies of countries. Sidhu additionally talked in regards to the opening Hindu temples in Pakistan. “If the lifetime of Punjab has to alter then commerce and medical tourism has to start,” he mentioned and praised Imran as “an mental that may take into consideration these points”.
As soon as each Punjabs begin buying and selling, they’d obtain prosperity very quickly, he mentioned. “If this occurs, each Punjabs, and each nations will progress inside six months as a lot as they need to have in 60 years. It’s a golden alternative to alter the lives of individuals. I request Modi Sahab & Khan Sahab to open the doorways. Commerce has a $275,000 crore potential,” Sidhu defined.
Accompanied by senior Congress leaders and ministers, together with Pargat Singh, Aruna Chaudhary, Mohinder Singh KP, Kulbir Singh Zira, and Amit Vij, Sidhu additionally gave an instance of the European Union as he suggested individuals to take classes from historical past. Innumerable lives, he mentioned throughout his press meet at Kartarpur Sahib Hall, a video of which he uploaded on his Twitter and Fb accounts, had been misplaced throughout struggle between European international locations. “However when struggle ended, these international locations not solely opened their borders on single visa but additionally launched a single forex Euro which is without doubt one of the strongest now,” he mentioned.

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