After he faced backlash for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan's Prime Minister, Republic TV confronted Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday. Unwilling to answer the direct questions posed to him, the former Indian Cricketer said that 'he will answer all the question at the right time'.
When asked about the criticism he faced upon returning to India, he said," I will answer the question at the right time and will give a befitting reply".
After his initial comment, he went towards his car. Sitting inside, he lowered the window and added that 'he will not get influenced by anyone. He will only answer whenever it's the right time'.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also criticized Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
"As far as attending the swearing-in ceremony is concerned, he went there in his personal capacity, so it has nothing to do with us. About him being seated next to the PoK President, maybe he (Sidhu) didn't know who he was. But as far as hugging the Pakistan Army Chief is concerned, I am not in its favor. It was wrong for him to have shown the affection towards the Pakistan Army Chief," the Punjab CM said.
However, earlier Sidhu had stood his ground, and defended his decision to visit Pakistan.
He said, "There is no bigger treasure in this world than love and respect. If you will take out money from locker, it will decrease. But if you will spread love, it's going to increase by 100% and what I believe is it has not increased by 100%, but by 1000%. This is the most important point because I came here as a friend."
After attending Imran's swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, Sidhu had given reasons behind his visit. He had said, "Main mohabbat ka paigam laya tha Hindustan se. Jitni mohabbat mai laya tha, usse zyada mai lekar jaa rahu. (I had brought a message of love from India. The love I brought with me, I am taking a lot more back).
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