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WATCH: "He Should Have Professed India's Policy", Says Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh About Navjot Sidhu's Rafale Utterance In Pakistan

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has spoken to Republic TV about Navjot Singh Sidhu raising the Rafale issue on Pakistan soil
  • Captain Amarinder Singh said that his minister Sidhu should have professed India's policy during his visit to Pakistan
  • He also said that he took since he served in the Army for ten years, he took a decisive stand on visiting the Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan

Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu should have professed India's policy during his visit to Pakistan. 

The Punjab chief minister said that Sidhu should have spoken on the lines of India's policy towards Pakistan during his visit there. "When I went to Pakistan, Vajpayeeji was the PM, I was asked many questions but I stuck to India's policy, but he (Sidhu) gets carried away," he said.

Sidhu brought up the Rafale deal earlier on Tuesday while in Pakistan when he was asked about his hug to Pak Army chief General Bajwa. 

"I just hugged Bajwa for one second. The hugging incident is not a Rafale deal. It was two Punjabis hugging. It was the love between two Punjabis," he said.

READ: Navjot Singh Sidhu Compares Hugging Pakistan Army Chief With Rafale Deal. Watch What He Said

Capt Amarinder Singh also spoke about his own warning to Gen Bajwa where he dared him to carry on any more terror activity in Punjab.

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He said that it was because he had served in the Army for ten years and lost friends who were martyred during their service, he felt strongly about the issue. He also said that he was able to take such a decisive stand as Congress allowed party members to air their views as long as it did not stray from party line. 

"I say what I feel. I am not impinging on party discipline. Congress does not want such terror activities in Punjab. One has ones's own views and as long as you do not cross from party policy, it is alright," he said.

"I have served ten years in the Army and lost friends, You have a special bond and that makes you feel differently. That's how I feel and I have said it."

Sidhu has been in the news for hugging Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa during his visit to Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister. Later, on Monday, he praised the Pakistan PM for 'making the Kartarpur Corridor possible'. 

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