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Watch: Navjot Singh Siddhu says in Pakistan, 'The hug with Pak Army Chief was for hardly a second, it was not a Rafale Deal'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 November 2018, 18:49 IST
Navjot Singh Siddhu

The Kartarpur Corridor, whose ground breaking ceremony will take place on November 29, and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Siddhu is due to attend the event has said that no one from the Centre has ever objected him from visiting the Pakistan.

Sidhhu has said, attacking the BJP that “The hug (with Pakistan Army Chief) was for hardly a second, it was not a Rafale Deal . When two Punjabis meet they hug each other, its normal practice in Punjab.”

Earlier, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu had laid the foundation stone for th ebuilding of Dera Baba Nanak and Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, up to the international borders of India and Pakistan.

Vice-President Naidu said, “This is a corridor that connects us to the Guru we revere, to the sacred space where he spent the last 18 years of his life. Not only that, it is a bridge between the people of the two countries who have so much in common. This is a corridor to the shrine of peace, harmony and humanism, to the universal vision of a world as one family, to the sublime ideal of service to humanity. This is a corridor that opens new doors. It is a path that opens up new possibility,” as reported by The Indian Express.

The Kartarpur Corridor inauguration invite was also sent to the India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj but she had declined it, citing a busy schedule for the election rallies and the up coming polls in the state of Telangana and Rajasthan.

Also read: Navjot Singh Siddhu crosses Attari-Wagah border, says, 'I feel that Kartarpur corridor will be a bridge 

First published: 27 November 2018, 18:49 IST
 
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