Navjot Singh Sidhu was recorded blowing his own trumpet and crediting his ‘infamous’ hug for the breakthrough of Kartarpur corridor.
When asked by the reporter about the controversial hug to the Pakistan Army Chief, he said, “It got us an improvement, for the 15-16 crores of people.”
He even condemned the BJP government by saying, “BJP has delayed and masked themselves. Trust is the most significant finance for a politician, this isn’t the lotus flow that will wilt under the sun. Trust is like a mud vessel if broken once it cannot be mended. The trust that was there on Modi sahab, is shattered now. The wave of 2014, has become poison for the common man now.”
The Kartarpur corridor has been oozing of controversies, beginning from the Sidhus' visit to Pakistan and his informal appeal for the Kartarpur corridor to Pakistan's duality of the matter.
Sidhu, who infamously hugged the Pak Army chief, purportedly on account of the Kartarpur Sahib offer, said, "I do hope that Sushma ji will do something in this. She said a draft is being prepared. The formal request should be sent from our side first. We have to approach Pakistan first because the land is in their territory, then they will do something in this regard."
But Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had to face embarrassment after Pakistan Government on September 19 clearly stated that there has been no official communication with India on the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Pak's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) spokesperson, Mohammad Faisal, was addressing a weekly press briefing in Islamabad where he made the statement, contradicting Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Yet, despite this entire episode, Sidhu claims to have played a significant role in the Kartarpur corridor.
In the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet passed a Resolution to celebrate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devji, which falls in the year 2019, throughout the country and across the globe, in a grand and befitting manner along with the State Governments and the Indian Missions abroad. Guru Nanak Devji’s teachings of love, peace, equality, and brotherhood have eternal value.