Video | Canadian minister Sajjan pays obeisance at Golden Temple, gets a red carpet welcome
Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan paid obeisance at Golden Temple early Thursday morning. Sajjan was given a red carpet welcome after he reached the Golden Temple at 8am.punjab Updated: Apr 21, 2017 14:33 IST
Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan paid obeisance at Golden Temple early Thursday morning. Sajjan was given a red carpet welcome after he reached the Golden Temple at 8am.
He was accompanied by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Kirpal Singh Badungar and was later honoured.
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Meanwhile, Sikh radicals wanted to meet Sajjan but were not allowed by the SGPC task force. The radicals then protested against SGPC and raised ‘Khalistan zindabad’ and ‘SGPC murdabad’ slogans.
Sajjan had landed in Amritsar on Wednesday evening on his first visit to native Punjab after becoming a minister in Canada. During his stay in the state, Sajjan will visit his native village Bombeli, 15 km from Hoshiarpur. On Friday, he will also inaugurate the Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh, which was shifted to the fourth floor of the Elante Office Complex.
Earlier, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had dubbed Sajjan a “Khalistani sympathiser”, and said he will not meet the Indo-Canadian leader during his expected visit to India.
“Harjit Sajjan is a Khalistani sympathiser,” Amarinder had alleged on the ‘Off the Cuff’ TV show by Shekhar Gupta. The chief minister claimed that there were, in fact, five ministers in the Justin Trudeau government who were Khalistani sympathisers and he would not have any truck with them.
First Published: Apr 20, 2017 08:25 IST