Navjot Singh Sidhu after returning to India through Wagah Border
Navjot Singh Sidhu after returning to India through Wagah Border

Sidhu on being clicked with Khalistani leader: Thousands pictures were taken, I don't know the man

ANI | Updated: Nov 29, 2018 18:08 IST

Atari Wagah/Amritsar (Punjab) [India] Nov 28 (ANI): Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday claimed that he was photographed "thousands of times" during his visit in Pakistan and asserted that does not know who pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Chawla is.
Sidhu was replying to a question posed to him by scribes soon after he returned to India through Wagah Border.
On being asked about his photograph with Pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla, Sidhu said, "There was so much love in Pakistan that every day probably 10,000 pictures were being taken of me alone and with several people there (in Pakistan), I don't know who Gopal Chawla is."
During his controversial Pakistan visit, Sidhu landed himself in another soup after Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla posted a photograph with the Congress leader on social media.
Chawla posted the snap on his Facebook page, where he is seen standing next to Sidhu during the latter's visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor.
Yesterday, Pakistan National broadcaster PTV also showed Khalistani Gopal Chawla meeting Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa during the same event.
The foundation stone of the route was laid down by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khanon on Wednesday. The Kartarpur corridor along the India-Pakistan border is three kilometres away from Gurdaspur in Punjab. Once opened, it would allow Sikh pilgrims a direct access to the historic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, where Guru Nanak Dev died in 1539. (ANI)