NEW DELHI: Cricket start-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was embroiled in a controversy over his comment about Prime Minister Imran Khan after he crossed the Kartarpur Corridor to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur town on Saturday, the Times of India reported.
Members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fiercely objected to Sidhu describing Khan as his “bara bhai (elder brother)” while talking to Kartarpur Corridor Project Management Unit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Muhammad Latif who welcomed the president of Indian National Congress’ Punjab chapter on behalf of the prime minister.
The party targeted Sidhu and INC leader Rahul Gandhi and also raised the issue of Sidhu hugging Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for Khan’s swearing-in ceremony in August 2018.
During an interaction with the media later, Sidhu was very clear he had nothing to say. “Let BJP say whatever it wants,” he said.
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