Barely hours after claiming that Congress President Rahul Gandhi who asked him to visit Pakistan to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu took a U-turn on his statement and said he went there on the invite of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Sidhu said that Gandhi had “never asked” him to go to Pakistan and that he had visited the neighbouring country on the invite of Imran Khan.
“Get your facts right before you distort them, Rahul Gandhi Ji never asked me to go to Pakistan. The whole world knows I went on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s personal invite,” Navjot Sidhu tweeted.
Earlier on Friday, Sidhu, while addressing a press conference in Hyderabad had implied that his visit to Pakistan had Gandhi’s blessings.
Sidhu had said, “my captain is Rahul Gandhi, he has sent me everywhere.” Notably, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said that he had asked Sidhu to reconsider his decision to attend the Kartarpur Corridor event in Pakistan.
Amarinder had himself declined Pakistan’s invite to attend the ceremony in Pakistan, citing the recent terror attack in Amritsar as well as the killing of Indian soldiers and civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.
Navjot Sidhu had attended the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan on November 28 has been mired in controversy since then.