Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed in yet another controversy on his visit to Pakistan. Sidhu, criticized for his visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor and for effusively praising Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the event, was set up for more attacks today after his photo with pro-Khalistan activist Gopal Singh Chawla emerged online.
Chawla posted his photo with the Punjab minister on his Facebook page, fueling another round of barbs at Navjot Sidhu and his Pakistan outing. The BJP reacted sharply to Chawla’s photo with Mr Sidhu.
“Such malicious tactics on Pakistani soil cannot be ignored,” said Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The minister also said that Mr Sidhu should maintain distance in such meetings.