Speaking at the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan, Congress’ motormouth leader Navjot Singh Sidhu got ants in his pants in extolling the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi. Sidhu showered exorbitant gratitude for the Pakistani Prime Minister, thanking him on the behalf of ’14 crore Sikhs’ for conceiving the Kartarpur corridor project.
Former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing inaugural ceremony of #KartarpurCorridor in Pakistan: It is the first time since partition that the boundaries have been dismantled. No one can deny my friend Imran Khan’s contribution. I thank Modi ji also for it. pic.twitter.com/IwuwCA6MFM
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Putting Khan on a high pedestal, an effusive Sidhu asserted that it was the first time since the partition that the boundaries between the two countries were dismantled, passionately declaiming that Pakistan Prime Minister had a huge contribution in making it possible.
Sidhu also thanked Prime Minister PM Modi for fulfilling the desires of millions of Sikhs and facilitating their pilgrimage to Kartarpur, where Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Saheb is said to have breathed his last. However, the controversial leader didn’t shy away from taking a dig at the Indian Prime Minister. Sidhu said that he is sending a Munnabhai MBBS style hug to PM Modi.
Navjot Singh Sidhu at inaugural ceremony of #KartarpurCorridor in Pakistan: I am thanking Modi ji also, it doesn’t matter if we have political differences,doesn’t matter if my life is dedicated to Gandhi family, I am sending a Munnabhai MBBS style hug to you Modi sahab for this https://t.co/VqQQduVFaL pic.twitter.com/3Rz0lUf2rW
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
“PM Modi also reciprocated the gesture but the initiative was put forth by Imran Khan. Alexander the Great had conquered the world with brute force but you, Imran Khan, you have won the hearts of 14 crore Sikhs and the entire world with love,” a gushing Sidhu proclaimed.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has often heaped uncritical admiration for the Pakistan PM Imran Khan while turning a blind to the terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Earlier in March this year, in his unbridled love for Pakistan Prime Minister, Sidhu credited Imran Khan for his ‘kind act’ to return Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, ignoring the fact that they had no other way.
Sidhu had penned an open letter lauding “noble gesture” of Pakistan PM Imran Khan without holding him accountable for his country’s perpetual support to terrorism.
A few days ago, Sidhu took a cue from legendary Tara Singh of movie Gadar and displayed unswerving determination in visiting Pakistan. When he didn’t receive permission for visiting Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor inauguration, a jittery Sidhu wrote a letter to the External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, stating that even if the central government does not respond back in affirmative on this letter, he will go to Pakistan on a pilgrim Visa.