Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu who was currently in Pakistan. He had gone to Islamabad to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Sidhu is facing severe criticism over his visit to Pakistan, during which he was seen hugging Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and spotted sitting beside the President of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan
Indian party (The Bharatiya Janata Party )(BJP) on Saturday attacked their Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and demanded his suspension from the party immediately.
They said: ” Siddhu during his visit to Pakistan to attend the swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister hugged Pakistan’s Army Chief, It is not an ordinary thing. Mr Sidhu is not an ordinary man but a minister in the Punjab government. And every Indian has taken this issue very seriously, before hugging Pakistan’s Army Chief, did he not remember how their army killed innocent people and army men in India. “And today Sidhuji said that he wants to thank the people of Pakistan. For what does he want to say ”thank you” to them? For sending terrorists, for killing innocents, for killing our soldiers? “
Protests against Sidhu were also reported from various parts of India.
“How could he (Sidhu) attend Imran Khan`s oath-taking ceremony and hug Pakistan`s Army Chief being Punjab`s cabinet minister when India is mourning the death of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee,”
Sidhu after returning to India said:
“If someone (Pakistan army chief) comes to me and says that we belong to the same culture and we will open Kartarpur border on
Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th Prakash Parv, what else I could do? “
All we can say is, we salute this courageous man, despite all odds, he took a step very few dare to take. Pakistan loves you!
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