Hoping for a positive response from Modi govt on Kartarpur Sahib corridor: Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Hoping for a positive response from the central government on Kartarpur Sahib corridor, Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said he explained to External Affairs Minister Susuhma Swaraj  about the necessity of opening of the Kartarpur corridor so that a  formal request should go from India’s side.

“We had a detailed discussion during the meeting, explained to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  about the necessity of opening of the Kartarpur corridor.A formal request should go from India’s side. EAM said to me, ‘the draft is being prepared and  I will write a letter,” Sidhu said.

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday  and  urged her to help initiate dialogue with Pakistan on the opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

Sidhu held a press conference and said,  “I had written in my letter to EAM that ‘kindly send a formal request from MEA to Government of Pakistan requesting an early agreement and opening of the Kartarpur passage after current monsoon season.”

At last he also said that he is hoping a positive response from the central government.

Union minister and Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, however, claimed that  Swaraj “reprimanded” Sidhu for “messing up” the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor dialogue.

“External Affairs Minister (Swaraj) reprimands Navjot Sidhu for messing up Kartarpur Sahib corridor dialogue and misusing political clearance granted for private visit by hugging military Chief responsible for killing our soldiers,”  Badal said.

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