Will give strong reply when needed: Sidhu on Pakistan visit
After drawing flak from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the opposition for embracing the Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today said that he was prepared to give a strong reply to all when needed. Sidhu was the only Indian to attend Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's Prime Minister. Here are more details.
Amarinder ticked off Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army Chief
"I think it was wrong for him (Sidhu) to have shown the affection he did for the Pakistan Army Chief, I am not in its favor," CM Amarinder said. "The fact is that the man (Sidhu) should understand that our soldiers are being killed every day. My own regiment lost one Major and two Jawans a few months ago," he added.
Sidhu defended his action
On his return from Pakistan yesterday, Sidhu defended his action, asking what was he supposed to do when someone tells him that "we belong to the same culture" and talks of opening the route to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and ousted Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira today defended Sidhu, saying the minister had done nothing wrong.