Navjot Singh Sidhu says Rahul Gandhi sent him to attend groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor

On Friday, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Congress president Rahul Gandhi sent him to Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor project.

Sidhu, addressing a press conference, seemingly taking a dig at Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, "Rahul is my captain. He sends me everywhere."

Sidhu, the Punjab culture minister, replying to a query from the media, further added: "Which captain are you talking about? Amarinder Singh is an army captain."

Sidhu has been hitting the headlines for his visit to Pakistan. On Thursday, amid a controversy over a photograph with Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee general secretary Gopal Singh Chawla, Sidhu denied knowing the identity of the pro-Khalistani leader.

Sidhu, already taking flak for attending the event, sparked a new controversy when Chawla shared a photograph of the two on his Facebook page. At the ceremony on Thursday, Chawla was also seen shaking hands with Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 30, 2018 18:14:07 IST