Crucial Punjab Cabinet Meeting Today

PUNJAB

In wake of the escalating controversy over Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s recent Pakistan visit, the state cabinet is set to meet at 3 pm today.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s official residence.

Sidhu visited Pakistan on November 28 on its prime minister, Imran Khan’s personal invitation. As he puts to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor.

The Kartarpur corridor will connect the shrine in Pakistan to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Gurdaspur and give visa-free access to Indian pilgrims.

Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan had riled Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who said he tried to dissuade Sidhu, following a grenade attack in Amritsar that left three people dead.

Also, Sidhu’s recent remark that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was his ‘Captain’ reportedly irked Singh even more and several cabinet ministers too.

Two days back, Sidhu, when reporters asked him about going to Pakistan to attend the ground-breaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, despite Singh’s disapproval, said, “Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also.”