In a big embarassment for PM Modi, Indian Sikhs declare Pakistani PM Imran Khan as 'hero' of Sikh community across the World
NEW DELHI - In a big embarassment for Modi, Indian Sikhs declare Pakistani PM Imran Khan as 'hero' of Sikh community across the World.
Hoardings hailing Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan surfaced in Amritsar describing them as 'heroes' who played a crucial role in the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.
On the other hand Indian media and government had a failed attempt to declare PM Modi as the hero of Kartarpur initiative, a version rejected by Indian Sikh community and from across the World.
The development comes after the Pakistan PM sent a formal invitation to Sidhu to join the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor, which is slated to be held on November 9.
Sidhu had expressed his willingness to attend the inaugural ceremony and hence, wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday, requesting permission to visit Pakistan for the same.
"It is brought to your kind notice that I have been invited by the Pakistan government for the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, 2019.
As a humble Sikh, it shall be a great honour to pay obeisance to our great Guru Baba Nanak on this historic occasion and connect to our roots. Therefore, I may be permitted to visit Pakistan for this auspicious occasion," he wrote.