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Khattar meets Sajjan, debunks Capt’s ‘Khalistani sympathiser’ remark

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh may have missed the bus on boosting ties with Canada by refusing to meet Harjit Singh Sajjan but his Haryana counterpart, Manohar Lal Khattar, made the most of the opportunity by holding talks with the Canadian defence minister at the Chandigarh airport on Friday.

punjab Updated: Apr 21, 2017 20:17 IST
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar holding talks with Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan in Chandigarh on Friday.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar holding talks with Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan in Chandigarh on Friday. (Twitter)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday debunked his Punjab counterpart Capt Amarinder Singh’s statement calling the Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan “a Khalistani sympathiser.”

Khattar, who met Sajjan at the Chandigarh airport, said: “I don’t have any report that says Sajjan is a Khalistani supporter.

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Amarinder had refused to meet Sajjan, the first Punjab-born Sikh in the top defence job in Canada during the latter’s maiden official visit to India.

While Amarinder may have missed the bus on boosting ties with Canada, Khattar made the most of the opportunity by holding talks with Sajjan. “We discussed Canadian investment in Haryana in the fields of civil aviation, education, skill development and smart city project,” he said.

Follow-up meetings would be held to facilitate investment by Canadian companies in Haryana which would help create job opportunities, said Khattar.

Khattar said Sajjan lauded the government’s efforts to improve the sex ration in the state.

Manohar Lal Khattar with Harjit Sajjan in Chandigarh on Friday. (HT Photo)