Sidhu hugging Pak army chief was not a nice gesture: Amarinder
- Team PT
Sidhu hugging Pak army chief was not a nice gesture: Amarinder



Chandigarh, August 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging the Pakistani Army Chief was not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a photo exhibition here, the Chief Minister said Sidhu should have avoided indulging in such a gesture when Indian soldiers were getting killed every day on the borders. After all, it is the Army Chief who gives the orders to kill, with the soldiers merely following the same, said the Chief Minister in response to questions. 

Pakistan’s Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa is responsible for the deaths of our soldiers and Sidhu should not have shown such niceties towards him, said Capt Amarinder Singh.

As for Sidhu sitting next to the PoK president, Capt Amarinder Singh said the Punjab minister possibly did not know who he was and in any case the sitting arrangement was not in his hands.

The Chief Minister, however, dismissed the Opposition demand for Sidhu’s resignation as not important.

As for Sidhu going for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony, it was in his personal capacity due to his close relations with the former cricketer from their cricketing days, said Capt Amarinder Singh, in response to another question.
 

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