Akali Dal leader, Manjinder Singh Sirsa speaking to Republic TV condemned Navjot Singh Sidhu for his conduct in Pakistan, blamed Congress for their lack of action in the matter and even called this act by Pakistan, a conspiracy deliberately strategised against India.
"We have been saying since the beginning, Sidhu is being used by the Pakistan government. I don't know if he's in agreement with them or is it unintentional. But yes, there is a well-planned strategy of Pakistan's ISI to use Sidhu as a tool," the Akali Dal leader said.
"Even I went to Pakistan and they said why don't you support Khalistan and Pakistan, so I responded saying that I am loyal to my country," he added.
Sirsa pointed out how Pakistan is churning a scheme because last week it had stopped Indian convoys from entering Gurudwaras and promoted pro-Khalistan movements by carrying posters, "This is a strategised case, it should not be viewed in isolation. The way Pakistan stop Indian High Commissions from entering Gurudwaras, Khalistan slogans, and posters are carried in Pakistan."
"There is some kind of hidden agenda by ISI and Bajwa. It is a collective attack on India using a different angle," he added.
Speaking of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's decision to reject the invitation to Pakistan he said, "Captain Amarinder took a stand but what's the point if there is no action. Just saying on a TV channel is a different thing and doing something is a different thing. A member from his Cabinet is going to Pakistan, praising the Army chief Bajwa who is responsible for killing innocent people of our country. But Sidhu is not condemning his actions, and now he's joining hands with Gopal Singh Chawla and denying it now."
Sirsa further expressing his views on Sidhu's visit said, "When Imran Khan asked Sidhu to stand for elections from Pakistan, in no way did he say that he's a proud India and even though he's friends with them his loyalties are with his country. And he's smiling there."