Amritsar: After his pilgrimage at the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on Saturday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu addressed Pakistan Prime Minister, his friend since cricket days, as his “elder brother”.
Sidhu, who has been repeatedly credited by PM Imran Khan for the idea of the corridor, reached Kartarpur Sahib three days after the corridor was reopened on Thursday.
Sidhu’s speech in Pakistan has drawn the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ire as the latter slammed the cricketer-turned-politician for referring Pakistan PM as his “bada bhai (elder brother in Hindi)”.
Taking to Twitter, BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya, said, “Rahul Gandhi’s favourite Navjot Singh Sidhu calls Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his “bada bhai”. Last time he had hugged Gen Bajwa, Pakistan Army’s Chief, heaped praises. Is it any surprise that the Gandhi siblings chose a Pakistan loving Sidhu over veteran Amarinder Singh?”
Hitting out at the Congress over Sidhu’s speech, Sambit Patra said, “Punjab deserves better than Sidhu.