Capt Amarinder Singh wants Canada to rein in radical elements
Amarinder said while such elements, including Khalistani supporters, could not have any impact on the Canadian political environment, they could influence the people of India and vitiate the atmosphere here.punjab Updated: Jul 21, 2017 22:30 IST
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has stressed the need for Canada to rein in radical elements trying to use the country to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
The CM raised the issue with Jalandhar-born Canadian MP from Brampton Centre, Rameshwar Singh Sangha, who called on him in Delhi on Friday.
Amarinder said while such elements, including Khalistani supporters, could not have any impact on the Canadian political environment, they could influence the people of India and vitiate the atmosphere here.
Unfortunately, these elements were successful in spreading their divisive messages in India through the use of the social media, he said, adding that the Canadian government should crack down on these forces and ensure that they do not have a free run on the social media and other public platforms.
The CM said his government was trying to revive Punjab’s economy by wooing industry and investment into the state but such efforts can get derailed by the nefarious designs of radical elements operating from outside India. “These handful people, with their vicious propaganda, were negating the efforts of all the NRIs, including Punjabis, who were contributing immensely to the development and progress of India and Canada,” said Amarinder.
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 22:30 IST