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No problem in welcoming Justin Trudeau: Amarinder Singh

The Punjab CM said that Trudeau is a great leader and enjoys a lot of respect.

punjab Updated: Feb 03, 2018 22:19 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh (HT File)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday made it clear that he would welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “if he comes to Punjab”.

Trudeau is coming on a visit to India in February and is scheduled to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

“Trudeau is a great leader and enjoys a lot of respect. I don’t have any problem with him. Though we have not received any official communication about his visit from government of India, if he comes to Punjab I would welcome him,” said Amarinder while talking to a select group of mediapersons at his official residence here.

However, the CM reiterated his earlier stand that he won’t welcome people like Canada’s defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan “who are backing pro-Khalistani agenda” in Canada and Punjab.

“I won’t meet people like Sajjan who are supporting the elements who want to destroy the hard-earned peace in Punjab. But there are good MPs of Indian origin in Canada too. I don’t have any problem in meeting them,” he added.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 22:15 IST